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New Yorker Cover -- Satire or Slur?

Send Editor Remnick A Message!

You don't even need to open the latest edition of the New Yorker to see racism in the media and the presidential race. All you need to do is look at the cover!

The July 21 issue of the New Yorker magazine features a caricature of Senator Barack and Michelle Obama in the Oval Office. Michelle is clad in guerrilla warfare garb, a machine gun over her shoulder. A portrait of Osama bin Laden is over the fireplace, and Barack (dressed like bin Laden) is giving Michelle a fist bump while a U.S. flag merrily burns in the fireplace. In this context, we're guessing the fist bump is the one Fox News described as a "terrorist fist jab."

New Yorker editor David Remnick says it is satire, so that makes it okay?

Action Needed:

Sorry, we're not buying it. This cover will appear on newsstands across the country, possibly the world, and will likely do more to fuel racist stereotypes than to skewer them.

Take action NOW by sending a message to David Remnick!

Your message to the New Yorker? Tell them, "If your cover cartoon about the Obamas is a satire, we aren't laughing. Stop peddling racism and religious intolerance in your magazine!"

You can use our letter, modify our letter, or write one of your own.

It's media biases and blunders that inspired NOW to create our Media Sexism Hall of Shame. Check it out!

NOW?s ongoing campaign to keep the Media accountable needs your financial support, donate here!

Meanwhile, tell the New Yorker what you think NOW!

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