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Can We Still Call This ‘Satire”?

Is it still satire when it is indistinguishable from the real thing?
When viewing the actual Time piece, keep this bit from The Onion in mind:

The 24-page profile, entitled “Boogyin’ With Barack,” hit newsstands Monday and contains photos of the candidate as a baby, graduating from Columbia University, standing and laughing, holding hands with his wife and best friend, Michelle, greeting a crowd of blue-collar autoworkers, eating breakfast with diner patrons, and staring pensively out of an airplane window while a pen and legal pad rest comfortably on his lowered tray table.

Pensive airplane window shot? Check!