This cartoon is from April, but it is similar in nature to The New Yorker cover:
© Ruben Bolling
Ruben has an excellent article talking about satire and the importance of satirical intent. In his view, the satirical intent of The New Yorker cover is unclear, because you need too much context to understand what is the target of the satire. If the exact same cartoon was drawn by a conservative cartoonist and published in (say) the New York Post, it would be tasteless and offensive. “A cartoon shouldn’t rely on the context of its creator and publisher in order to successfully make its point.”
UPDATE: Added bonus cartoon:
© Tom Toles
I can tell the difference, but I’m worried that most people aren’t sophisticated enough to understand.
Isn’t ironic, don’t you think?
A little too ironic..it’s like raaaaiiin..
Your right, your the only one smart enough to get it. Please tell me how to tie my shoes again.
I believe you meant “you’re”.
And stick to Velcro shoes.
Real funny, no. Racist, yes.
I enjoy subtle humor, you don’t have it.
Draw again when you grow up.
on ur wedding daay!