Cover of the New Yorker: Barack in turban, Michelle with AK-47??

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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by lee anoma
My question was, will people actually pick up the New Yorker and READ what they were trying to do, get offended by the cover, or have their fears of Obama confirmed.


I don't think anyone who "fears" Obama reads the new Yorker.


I think it's a pretty bold statement. I'm not personally offended by it, but if I were Obama, I would probably be offended, thinking it's just hurtful. At least at first. He's working so hard to let people know who he is and fight ridiculous rumors... this would seem to attempt to erase any ground he may have gained.

But I think it's pretty funny. I love the added touch of the Birth Certificate on the computer.




posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 07:01 PM
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Fortunately no one reads The New Yorker besides well heeled inbred New Yorkers and their wannabes! I promise you NY will go democrat in November.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 07:02 PM
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The sad thing is how many poeple believe all conservatives view the Obamas like this.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by gottago
But you must remember it's the New Yorker--this is pretty much a boutique magazine and does not go to homes that have subscriptions to Popular Mechanics.


oh I agree. I am well aware of the target audience. I don't subscribe and have only read a few articles online...however, it hasn't even hit print and you and I have already seen it.

A controversial image like that is guaranteed to get more exposure (whether through the MSM, online news sites, or used by conservative radio talk shows) and I am sure will be seen by those that subscribe to popular mechanics.

My point is that it has made news itself. Now that it is exposed will people get the point?


It's mostly a marketing ploy, to cause a stir and get publicity--and in view of the posts, it's working.


Yes it got you too. And so what?
As I already stated it is sensationalism at its finest.

The image though touches on the insane rumors circling around and IF that gets people talking about them...to address some of them...as being as invalid as the satire cover suggests, then I have no problem talking about it. I am sure an article inside will follow this cover and further examine the crazy rumors surrounding Obama.

I think it is relevant.

- Lee



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I don't think anyone who "fears" Obama reads the new Yorker.


You all are still under the misconception that only subscribers to the New Yorker will see the cover. As I already stated it is making news now. As the article suggested, it will more than likely become fodder for conservatives pundits. It will hit the MSM as well.

So yes, I know that the people that subscribe most likely don't fear Obama but the image isn't limited now to solely THEIR view.

I've seen it.

I don't subscribe.
Do you?

- Lee



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by lee anoma
You all are still under the misconception that only subscribers to the New Yorker will see the cover.


See that big smile after that comment? I was trying to remain light hearted.
It was a joke.


And no, I don't subscribe.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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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??


Ya there might be a double standard... By the way LIL BUSH is more of a opportunistic sociopath not an idiot...


Both parties do this -terror terror terror -
The cover of the Nation



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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I have to say,
it is very artistic.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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Very insulting and offensive picture. But why has Obama got white skin?? Is the artist scared of being labelled racist for giving him the correct skin tone? Considering how offensive this picture already is, I dont think it would matter that much! The only thing missing from this picture is a pair of devil horns.

Very poor taste. Political propaganda at it's most sick. Thumbs down.


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??


To be fair, most of the people who voted Bush in now have the opinion that he is an idiot.

[edit on 13-7-2008 by unnamedninja]



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:34 PM
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Barack will be the only individual to negoiate with terrorist. The only guy to go against the policy of the United States.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:34 PM
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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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Oooooh... bad idea. Most folks do not "get" satire.

Even somewhat snobby and urbane folks who read the New Yorker.


[edit on 14-7-2008 by Distractions4Nothing]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by gen0cide
I have to say,
it is very artistic.


Yes, thats what this is.


Is satire... its very simple... Years ago, it was the norm for a decnet journalist to use satire in thier articles... NOW... well, now ANYTHING can be too offensive... and Satire has been the first causuality in this...

The New Yorker, from EVERYTHING ive seen, is a far left news publication... i honestly didnt know that they had the guts to publish something like this... im serious, i have a new found respect for the New Yorker... Satire is dying... dying from the political Correct world that we are being forced into... i would say that upwards of 60% of todays youth have NO IDEA what satire is... I know i didnt learn it in school...

This is what it is... Its artistic Satire...


The irony here is, those that take this the wroung way, and probaly the same people saying that hardcore porn is just art too...


Oh, and this quote...

Barack will be the only individual to negoiate with terrorist. The only guy to go against the policy of the United States.


No argument there... BHO has good buddies who ARE KNOWN TERRORISTS... lets them use his house... Do we realy need a president, during our war on terror, who is actuly friends with Real live terrorists, who kill americans, and are mad that they didnt kill more???

So yes, BHO is the only individual to negotiate with terrorists... unfortunatly, he is nogotaiting with them to let them use HIS HOUSE... I cant wait till BHO invites some of his terrorist buddies to the white house... what a scene that will be...


[edit on 7/14/2008 by TKainZero]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 06:29 AM
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Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
I think its only going to make Obama look better, and McCain look worse.




Which is exactly why they did this. The whole point is to say, "look, this is what conservatives think of Obama". Even though that's completely and utter BS. In other words, its meant to rally mindless Obama fanatics.


Funny how freedom of speech just disappears when we talk about criticizing Obama, yet the left can make fun of Bush all day, make movies about his assassination, put out "kill Bush" t shirts and we're all supposed to have a big grin on our face.

This is still a free country folks.



[edit on 14-7-2008 by Dronetek]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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It's supposed to be making fun of those who don't like the Obama's ... putting the Obamas in perfect characature of what people say they are.


However .. If I were the Obama's .. I wouldn't be amused.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:13 AM
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Isn't that the same outfit I saw Obama wearing in those Kenya photos? The only controversy I see is Michelle holding the rifle, which we know a good liberal would never do.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:15 AM
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I honestly don't read the New Yorker and I have no idea who their target audience is. Seeing the cover makes me think that it is a conservative smear campaign. If they are going for satire, I think that they missed the mark. I am not really sensitive to these things and I usually can find a lot of humor in political cartoons regardless of who the joke is attacking, but this is over the line IMHO.






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