Saturday, July 19, 2008
If you haven't heard or seen, here's the controversial cover of this week's New Yorker.
It's pretty alarming at first sight, but like all works of art, the cover has deep meaning.
According to cover artist Barry Blitt, the July 21 cover, "The Politics of Fear," is to be viewed as a parody in an attempt to show how "scare tactics and misinformation" are being used to attack Barack Obama's campaign.
“I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous,” Blitt stated. “It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is.”
Blitt makes a very strong point, but maybe a little to creative for the average American.