The Cycle

Controversial New Yorker issue flying off newsstands

If consumers are truly upset about the of The New Yorker – you know, the one depicting, satirically, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and his wife Michelle as radicals – they aren’t showing their displeasure with their wallets.

Parent company Conde Nast can barely keep copies of the issue on newsstands, according to the New York Post’s Keith J. Kelly, who reports that preliminary estimates show single-copy sales are up 80% to 75,000 copies, over the average of 43,000.

Covers featuring Obama – in less controversial surroundings – have also been hot sellers for Us Weekly and Rolling Stone, according to Kelly.

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