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The New Yorker Cover Which Portrays Obama As A Fist Bumping, Flag Burning Muslim

 
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What is New Yorker magazine trying to achieve by showing a cover which portrays Barack and Michelle Obama celebrating with a fist bump in the Oval Office in front of a portrait of Osama bin Laden and an American flag burning in the fireplace?

You can see a picture of this stunning cover here:

[link to shatteredparadigm.blogspot.com]
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It's supposed to be a parody of the mindset that sees Obama and Michelle this way.

Unfortuneately, I think they underestimate the denseness of the common person. Most folks will interpret this image literally.
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I think they underestimate the denseness of the common person. Most folks will interpret this image literally.
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Which is what they're hoping for...
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Which is what they're hoping for...



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Which is what they're hoping for...



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Well, no. The New Yorker is a long-time liberal publication and it's editorial board members think that Bush and Cheney are war criminals. I read on another blog that FEC records show that TNY employees have donated almost $5,000 to Obama's campaign.

I think it would have been better to place the cartoon next to the article about Obama, because New Yorker readers will certainly "get it" -- that it makes fun of smear-meister wingnuts and low-information voters.

But placing it on the cover was a mistake in my opinion.
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I think it is a distraction. The MSM will be talking about this for a while instead of the banks collapsing and the economy. Look at the timing of the release of this cover. ;)
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It's supposed to be a parody of the mindset that sees Obama and Michelle this way.

Unfortuneately, I think they underestimate the denseness of the common person. Most folks will interpret this image literally.
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I've seen people doing it already. The average American is not smart enough to get that this is satire. They see it on a magazine and say "Hey I told you so" If you need more proof of that just look at some of these Obama threads on here. 5a
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It's supposed to be a parody of the mindset that sees Obama and Michelle this way.

Unfortuneately, I think they underestimate the denseness of the common person. Most folks will interpret this image literally.


I've seen people doing it already. The average American is not smart enough to get that this is satire. They see it on a magazine and say "Hey I told you so" If you need more proof of that just look at some of these Obama threads on here. 5a
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I tend to agree with that.
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Which is what they're hoping for...



10/10

Well, no. The New Yorker is a long-time liberal publication and it's editorial board members think that Bush and Cheney are war criminals. I read on another blog that FEC records show that TNY employees have donated almost $5,000 to Obama's campaign.

I think it would have been better to place the cartoon next to the article about Obama, because New Yorker readers will certainly "get it" -- that it makes fun of smear-meister wingnuts and low-information voters.

But placing it on the cover was a mistake in my opinion.
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...or on the other hand this are the New Yorker "true" colours
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"Joo Yorker elitist humor"
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...or on the other hand this are the New Yorker "true" colours
 Quoting: futrono 468130

Nah. The cartoonist has a post over on huffpost if anyone cares to read it.

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]

From the post:
"I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is."

It was a bad editorial decision -- bad timing, too.

Luckily, you pretty much have to go to a bookstore to get a New Yorker. You don't typically see it at the checkout line at the grocery store or in the magazine rack at your 7-Eleven.
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...

From the post:
"I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is."
...
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"I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is TRUE
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...or on the other hand this are the New Yorker "true" colours

Nah. The cartoonist has a post over on huffpost if anyone cares to read it.

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]

From the post:
"I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is."

It was a bad editorial decision -- bad timing, too.

Luckily, you pretty much have to go to a bookstore to get a New Yorker. You don't typically see it at the checkout line at the grocery store or in the magazine rack at your 7-Eleven.
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Thanks for the link. Lively dialog at that forum. Leaves me with mixed impressions...
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Luckily, you pretty much have to go to a bookstore to get a New Yorker. You don't typically see it at the checkout line at the grocery store or in the magazine rack at your 7-Eleven.
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Where has this guy been?

The brain trust at the New Yorker has never heard of the internet?
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Luckily, you pretty much have to go to a bookstore to get a New Yorker. You don't typically see it at the checkout line at the grocery store or in the magazine rack at your 7-Eleven.
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Unless, of course, every cable and network TV channel replays the image over and over.

I do not underestimate the average American's susceptibility to propaganda. And that's what this is.
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:nyobama:
OBAMA - THE FASTEST FAILED PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY

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truth hurts
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truth hurts
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I've seen people doing it already. The average American is not smart enough to get that this is satire.
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iamwith
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Do you all think the New Yorker has crossed the line here?
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truth hurts
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What do you mean by that?
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Some are so darn blind they can't see even when the truth hits them between the eyes.
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Do you all think the New Yorker has crossed the line here?
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>>No.

Do you think they crossed the line when they put a cartoon of McCain as a POW on their cover..

Of course, MUSLIMS have a history of not having a sense of humor regarding cartoons.. don't they?
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I thought the fist bump was a nice touch. Shows his hip side.
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I thought the fist bump was a nice touch. Shows his hip side.
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>>He was trying to stop Michelle from punching him for looking at the cartoonist without her permission.
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I thought the fist bump was a nice touch. Shows his hip side.


>>He was trying to stop Michelle from punching him for looking at the cartoonist without her permission.
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chuckle
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Incidentally, I thought Obama's clothing had been explained away as traditional African garb.
Is this a subtle admission that it was indeed Muslim traditional attire?
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Incidentally, I thought Obama's clothing had been explained away as traditional African garb.
Is this a subtle admission that it was indeed Muslim traditional attire?
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>>Traditional African MUSLIM garb...
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:nyobama:
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All 200 subcribers of the New Yorker are puzzled and confused. Story at 8.

Or how about, spread the word that it is actually an image of Mahommad, then some radicals will trash the magazine home office....
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MUSLIM
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lmao
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So does anyone disagree that this cover was inappropriate?

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