And this explanation is full for FAIL:
"The burning flag, the nationalist-radical and Islamic outfits, the fist-bump, the portrait on the wall? All of them echo one attack or another. Satire is part of what we do, and it is meant to bring things out into the open, to hold up a mirror to prejudice, the hateful, and the absurd. And that's the spirit of this cover," the New Yorker statement said.That's right up there with the whole Jez debacle. Seriously, what's with New Yorkers now? You guys forget how to do funny and snarky?
What I'm finding funnier is that McCain is also going, "Dude. WTF?" by calling the cover "tasteless and offensive."