October 6, 2012 By Fausta The New Yorker. Yes, the New Yorker. H/t Dan Riehl, and now, a Memeorandum meme. An empty Obama chair on the cover of The New Yorker smells like … victory. UPDATE, DaTechGuy: Your reaction and the New Yorker Cover have become ample proof that the emperor not only has no clothes, but even those in the court are now willing to say it. And THAT is a game changer.