The New Yorker has told the Obama campaign that it was meant to satirize the Right’s reaction to Obama’s nomination and candidacy, but the campaign’s having none of that.

The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.

The McCain camp agrees.

We completely agree with the Obama campaign.

So much for raising the level of our political discourse. The New Yorker is feeding into the kind of campaign the American public has had to endure for forty some years.