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Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Vanity Fair tries to even the score.


Amusing though it may be, this solves nothing.

This picture shows realities about the McCains, while The New Yorker depicted lies about the Obamas. Vanity Fair is trying to calm people down, awkwardly enough, with criticisms of the McCains that vary from light-hearted yet meaningful (Bush's portrait in place of Osama's) to mean-spirited (the pills) - but considering their conduct, none of them are really untrue.

(OK, the walker's pretty harsh.)

Contrast that with the Obama cover. I see what VF was trying to do, but it's not going to help matters. In fact, it only keeps the story in the news. Thankfully, it's not their actual cover for the upcoming issue. Satire has its place, but this story seemed to take over news cycles we could have used much more wisely.

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