Vanity Fair Spoofs The New Yorker with McCain Mock Cover
This comes via Marc Ambinder. It’s amazing that it took this long, but Vanity Fair is spoofing its downstairs neighbor, The New Yorker, with a satirical mock "cover" of its own. For those with extremely short memories, The New Yorker last week ran a controversial cover featuring a robe and turban-clad Sen. Barack Obama sharing a "terrorist fist jab" with his wife, Michelle — who is depicted as an afro-sporting, AK-47-toting militant. (TWI weighed in here and here.)
On the magazine’s Website, Vanity Fair features a caricature of Sen. John McCain supporting himself with a walker as his wife, Cindy, cradles bottles of prescription pills.
In case you missed the joke, McCain is old and his wife had a substance abuse problem. Judging from the comments, it’s safe to say this "cover" is much more well-received than its predecessor, which caused an uproar. Here’s a sample:
Excellent. You can almost smell the old man in the air.
Wonderful piece of art, nails the NY cover perfectly, but isn’t McKrusty’s big bump on the wrong side of his face?
I guess it’s true that it’s always funnier when the other guy is the butt of the joke.