New Yorker and the Obamas

portrait of ron and elizabeth
from series: Memory, Balance, Love
platinum-palladium print, 8×10 in.
The New Yorker has published, under the mantle of satire, an issue with a sure-to-sell cover. It has attracted a lot of flack, and the NY editor has stood up in defense. The Clown can be irresponsible, but should always know that he risks not just his well-being, but that of his community when juggling with satire. The juggler has stumbled really badly here, but we should continue treasuring our clowns. The above image may have been more appropriate. Which Obama is the whisk and which the strainer? 🙂