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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

McCain cover for the irony deficient

Okay, I hope all the Obama people are happy now. Liberals and progressives love it when Bush, Cheney, McCain et al. are sharply satirized, but lay a finger on Obambi and everyone is fuming with self-righteousness. And the New Yorker cartoon was meant to illustrate a story about fear-mongering against Obama! See previous post.

Cartoon: David Horsey/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Update (July 16): There's a nicely done commentary on the flap over the cover by Timothy Egan in the New York Times today, entitled "They Get It." It turns out they have irony in other parts of the country too, not just New York. And Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten weighs in as well.

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