posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 12:53 PM
The Peace of God to all that belong to the light,
Well as far as I can remember the cartoon of the New Yorker with respect to the way in which some media treat the image of Senator Barak Obama has
only few precedents in the political journalism history of USA. All of them occured in a so different political context too, and never during a
The only similar cartoons, I mean the ones that show a public figure, a high ranked functionary of the goverment possibly linked with illegal activies
were the ones published about the Iran-Contras scandal, pointed to President Ronald Reagan as possible intellectual author of that treason scandal, a
real issue that linked a Federal administration with a foreign enemy goverment, or the Watergate, with respect to Richard Nixon sponsoring of
political spionage and the subsequent cover up that finally forced his resignation.
you can see what I am talking about below:
However, the situation was entirely different, since anyway there were official investigations opened in the Congress around political scandals in
which the respetive President was at least a suspicious to be guilty.
This thesis is supported in part by the article of Seymour M. Hersh in the New Yorker to justify the use of the cartoon as a poltical tool.
Nevertheless, as I told the circumstances were completly different, under the presure of actual political scandals in which grave corruption of public
functionaries was exposed and being judged by the justice.
chk the article of Hersh here:
In the present situation, there is no formal accusation in any way against Senator Barak Obama that could justify the improper treatment that he is
receiving for some diaries and probably his only "crime" is to want to be President.
Thanks for your atention,
The Angel of lightness
[edit on 7/15/2008 by The angel of light]