Positive Thinking

The up side to the whole New Yorker cover thing is that if the cover had been printed on The New Republic instead, and had been greeted with the same outrage, you just know that some conservative commentator would say, "If this cover had been printed on the New Yorker, you hypocrites would be greeting it as a masterpiece satirizing these views as held by some conservatives." As it is, we get to see how false that would be. The kind of thing printed on the cover of the New Yorker just isn't acceptable, not even as a joke, no matter who prints it.

2008.07.16 at 12:00am EDT