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yep. this is exactly what i thought: what's being satirized is missing. thanks for the other covers! I'll also admit that Blitt's other covers have in fact made me cringe too, and most if not all of them depict the R-folks. (esp. the one with Rice, Cheney, and Bush in the hottub :shivers:).


Thanks for putting words to the reason I dislike that cover. Our copy hasn't come yet, but when it does I'm thinking of shredding the cover and returning it to the New Yorker. Of course I probably won't because a) our shredder is jammed, and b) it will require a trip to the P.O.

Patrick Finnegan

Excellent and effective commentary. I wasn't quite sure where I stood on this prior to reading your entry. Who says there's never a communications professor around when you need one??

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