13 Cartoons That Rocked Art and Politics
Photo: Copyright 2008 by Barry Blitt
Fist Bump Satire
Then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama deemed this cartoon offensive when The New Yorker magazine published it on its cover in July 2008.
But New Yorker editor David Remnick defended it as satire on the political prejudices against the Obamas, and not a critique of the political couple themselves.
Navasky warns the problematic reaction to the cartoon came from the confusing mix of satire and caricature.