New York governor and NAACP condemn New Yorker's cover of Obama

New York Gov. David Paterson and civil rights organization the NAACP on Thursday condemned a magazine's satirical cover depicting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife as flag-burning radicals. Paterson, a Democrat who is New York's first black governor, told delegates at the civil rights organization's national convention that the New Yorker magazine cover that hit newsstands Monday is "one of the most malignant, vicious covers of a magazine I have ever seen," drawing a loud applause. "It depicted them as angry, hateful, violent and unpatriotic," Paterson added. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a resolution that calls the cover "tasteless, Islam-a-phobic, mean spirited and racially offensive." It calls on other Americans who are offended by the cover to contact the magazine about their concerns. Obama is seeking to become the first black US president.