Barack Obama hasn’t really lost the New Yorker. Reporters and editors will be working overtime to toe the line supporting the beauty and brilliance of Obama’s left-wing dogmas in reportage that is scrupulously attentive to the prejudices and biases of its readers. For the moment, however, we have to enjoy the mocking cover below. It makes Obama a figure of fun. It lets a little helium out of his balloon. This by itself is a notable development. At the New Yorker, they will atone for it sooner rather than later, if not in the issue it adorns.