Satire or Smear Job?
Hellzapoppin’ already over the current New Yorker’s depiction of the would-be First Couple as fist-bumping terroristas. The mag’s bound to take plenty of flak from all sides, though some of their Bush-Cheney whacks over the past few years have been every bit as brutal. (See below.)
How you know it’s intended as a satire of a right-wing talk jock’s fantasies about the Obamas: The New Yorker’s editors have made it abundantly clear that they loathe everything about the Bush-Cheney era and would be delighted with an Obama presidency, so there’s no way they’d print anything designed to hurt the Big O.