So Why Aren’t People Outraged by The Capitol Steps?

“Although every critic of The New Yorker understood the simple satire of the cover, the most fretful of them worried that the illustration would be misread by the ignorant masses who don’t subscribe to the magazine.” Says one blogger, “That’s the problem with satire. A lot of people won’t get the joke…there’s no caption on the cover to ensure that everyone” will understand the punch line.