August 1, 2008
The Science of Satire
Cognition studies clash with 'New Yorker' rationale
On the morning of July 14, the Internet was clogged with discussions of the latest New Yorker cover depicting a Muslim Barack Obama and a terrorist Michelle Obama in fist-bumping celebration before a fireplace in which lies a burning American flag, while above it hangs a portrait of Osama bin Laden.
Asked by the Huffington Post whether, in retrospect, and in response to the public outcry, he regretted having produced the cover,