When the left wing fell over the edge

What I’d like to know is what kind of a liberal nutmeat in New York thought it was a good idea to publish this:

The cover art, depicting Senator Obama in a turban, while wife Michelle, packing an assault rifle, shares a “fist bump” with him, is described by the New Yorker as artist’s Barry Blitt’s lampooning of “scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

“The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create,” countered Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton. “But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

“This is as offensive a caricature as any magazine could publish,” one high-profile Obama backer told ABC News, “and I suspect that other Obama supporters like me are also thinking about not subscribing to or buying a magazine that trafficks (sic) in such trash.”

“We completely agree with the Obama campaign,” McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds added. “It’s tasteless and offensive.”

Raw Story

Are they so insulated in the towers in New York City that they don’t know that the rest of us out here in fly-over country are scared shitless that the knuckle-draggers are just going to see that as an affirmation of their (ignorant) opinions. Seriously WTF New Yorker.

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