what does this remind you of:
from New Yorker editor David Remnick: “Our cover ‘The Politics of Fear’ combines a number of fantastical images about the Obamas and shows them for the obvious distortions they are […] The burning flag, the nationalist-radical and Islamic outfits, the fist-bump, the portrait on the wall — all of them echo one attack or another […] Satire is part of what we do, and it is meant to bring things out into the open, to hold up a mirror to prejudice, the hateful, and the absurd. And that’s the spirit of this cover.”
The cartoonist, Barry Blitt said: “I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic (let alone as terrorists) in certain sectors is preposterous […] It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is.”
in other news, the New Yorker has announced they are going to begin publishing flarf poems .