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autumn chores

Monday,  10/25/04  10:51 PM

Another terrific New Yorker cover:

"autumn chores" - New Yorker cover 10-25-04

I wish I enjoyed the inside of this issue as much.

It seems the editors have decided there is a chance Bush might win, and they've taken it upon themselves to mount a blazing attack.  They're largely preaching to the choir, since most of their readers are pretty liberal, but as a guest in the congregation I wish they'd relent.  It isn't the message - I have no problem with people supporting Kerry or bashing Bush - but the tone; over the course of the summer the New Yorker has become more and more shrill, now ending in a high-pitched whine.

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