over The New Yorker's cover depicting
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and his wife – satirically – as radicals roasting Old
Glory in the Oval Office fireplace has drawn a backlash of its own. While Steve
Young just doesn't
find the image funny, and the Huffington Post's Thomas de Zengotita harrumphs
that the New Yorker isn't actively
campaigning for an Obama presidency, Slate's Jack Shafer counters by asking why the
press feels they need to protect the common citizen from satirical images. Meanwhile,
the Huffington Post's Richard Greene says
the cover will benefit Obama's campaign, and The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza asks
readers if this is another case of political campaigns using outrage to their
advantage. Also, the Post's Phillip
whether satire works in print in the age of YouTube.
Also in the media
New York Times reporters
of the “no bumper sticker rule” for this campaign season, now expanded
to Facebook profiles.
The Chicago Tribune's
new editor says
he wants the newspaper to lighten up.
Associated Press Washington
bureau chief Ron Fournier for his 2004 “Keep up the fight” e-mail to Karl Rove.
he was caught up in the “breezy nature” of the conversation.
John McLaughlin draws
heat for referring to Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) as an “Oreo.”