Shrewd satire or a potent symbol of The New Yorker‘s decline within a shlock-laden media landscape? An incisive commentary on the fear-mongering that has greeted Barack Obama’s presidential campaign or , as Nation columnist John Nichols argues, a canny marketing ploy with little satirical value? On GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a round-table discussion addresses the controversy surrounding the cover art of the July 21 New Yorker and its contentious caricature of an Obama White House.

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