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Ya can't make it up
The New Yorker says it’s satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.
At a press availability Sunday afternoon in San Diego, Senator Obama was asked, according to the diligent Maria Gavrilovic of CBS News: “The upcoming issue of the New Yorker, the July 21st issue, has a picture of you, depicting you and your wife on the cover. Have you seen it? If not, I can show it to you on my computer. It shows your wife Michelle with an Afro and an AK 47 and the two of you doing the fist bump with you in a sort of turban-type thing on top. I wondered if you’ve seen it or if you want to see it or if you have a response to it?”
Obama (shrugs incredulously): “I have no response to that.”
Originally posted by argentus
That's Michelle? I thought sure it was Angela Davis.
Originally posted by philjwolf
its ok.. to have a cartoon about a sitting president (lil bush)... portraying him as an idiot.. but this is going to far.. ???? Its ok.... for the dems to do it.. but not the reps??
Originally posted by jetxnet
Aaaah Lee, sorry if this offends you but more people, even news editors are finding out about what Obama wants to hide from you. Why not thank them for doing so?
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
I agree with your evaluation, Lee, but here's my only problem with the new yorkers explanation
the cover doesnt indicate anything that suggests its not in "humor" and in irony to poke fun at the fear mongerers.
The magazine explains at the start of its news release previewing the issue: “On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”
Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post said Sunday on his CNN media show “Reliable Sources” that the cover is arguably “incendiary.”
“I talked to the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, who tells me this is a satire, that they are making fun of all the rumors,” Kurtz added. politico.com
McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds quickly e-mailed: “We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.” politico.com
Originally posted by Curious_Agnostic
I'll admit, when I first saw that my mind said "propoganda". Then I saw what they were doing. I can see how people would get the wrong idea about this. For god's sake, there are still people out there that think Obama is a muslim!
Originally posted by lee anoma
Osama Bin Laden portrait. Flag burning in the fire.
Yes...I see they are making an attempt to mock the fear mongering (or the politics of fear) but my first response was utter confusion as to why they had to do this in such a manner. I know it is all tongue-in-cheek, but will this sort of imagery feed the fear, or reveal it's utter emptiness? Will the average voter see those fears as confirmed with work such as this or be smart enough to get the punchline?