The New Yorker Cover
John Scalzi has a nice take of the fake controversy: "I think it’s a little sad we’ve all reached a point where the difference between racist dog-whistling and the satirizing of such dog-whistling is effectively lost on folks, but I guess we are at that point, and I also recognize the wisdom of the Obama folks handling all this stuff the same way. At this point I’m mostly just tired of it all, and we’ve got four months to go yet."
Naturally John Stewart and the genius writers at the Daily Show sum it up better than about anybody else.
Tom Tomorrow has a nice breakdown on how stupid this whole thing is here.