Is Mad Magazine Tougher on Obama Than Today’s Comics?

Mad Magazine’s newest edition, hitting newsstands Dec. 16 but available now via digital distribution on iPads, is dubbed “The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2014.”

The humor magazine takes special note of President Obama’s awful year, from his handling of ISIS to, well, let the folks at Mad tell the story:


It isn’t the first time Mad slammed the president. Consider this mock movie poster regarding Obama’s controversial prisoner swap.

Trading-Bergdahl-Obama-mad-magazineThe humor magazine also riffed on Obama’s iconic 2008 election poster in ways the politician never intended.


Now, compare that to how a premiere comedy site like Funny or Die treats the president. Or, the fact that “Saturday Night Live” routinely pulls its punches now that Obama is the Commander in Chief.

DID YOU KNOW: Al Jaffee, Mad Magazine’s legendary artist responsible for “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions,” once worked alongside Stan Lee at a company that eventually became Marvel Comics.



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