New Yorker cartoon cover w/Obamas

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  • Kawika Holbrook 7y

    Uh. Wow. I mean, jeez. I'm sure -- hoping -- the story inside is related to the misconceptions, lies and general idiocy around terrorist fist jabbing, madrassas and all that. But ... holy crap. What kind of reaction -- diversion -- will this generate? Will it add anything substantial to informed political discourse or just corrode what's left?
  • Jason Huebel 7y

    Hi-freakin-larious. This encompasses all the insane things people have been saying about Obama. Personally, I find this extremely clever.
  • mary hodder PRO 7y

    As long as they do a cover of john mccain listening to Artie Shaw and being senile, or so such equivalently silly cover that totally misrepresents mccain in a way with similar stereotypes that aren't true.

    i have to say, i think a lot of people will misinterpret and think it's inflammatory.

    Maybe it's meant to provoke discussion because something like 50% of people think Obama is muslim, and with discussion there is a chance at making them all realize he's not.

    But if they wanted to go that route, provoke discussion, they should have gone a lot further so people would get it was a joke. Because right now, it's in line with what a lot of people think for real. It won't push those people to rethink at all.
  • mary hodder PRO 7y

    So much for liberal media.
  • adaalice999 7y

    Since muslim don't like america, why is their carpet has a bold eagle design?
  • Noah Simon 7y

    what was I trying to tell you? am I the only one? you can't cover up what went on in the primary by changing everything your about.
  • Paul Chenoweth 7y

    What some people won't do to sell magazines...
  • highballin46 7y

    Well, if you want to be realistic you cant ignore the obvious. Dont get me wrong Im not a hater, this picture will demand talk, and talk is what we need. Personally if I had the funding, political asperations or not, after 9/11, especially after 9/11, I believe I would have changed my name.
  • Squidly PRO 7y

    The cover is clearly meant as a mockery of the presumed beliefs of the "Right".

    I mean it's obvious, isn't it?

    So yeah, "So much for liberal media."

    /eyeroll
  • David Newman PRO 7y

    This cover is ripe for colorforms-style remixing of all of the signifiers.

    reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com/2005/08/retro...

    Saul Steinberg's 1976 New Yorker cover "View of the World from 9th Avenue" inspired many works, including the poster for the movie "Moscow on the Hudson."

    strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/72-the-world-as-seen...

    www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/arts/design/13fine.html?pagewa...
  • mary hodder PRO 7y

    Obama New Yorker Cover Remix:

    New Yorker Cover Remix:  Obama's with McCain
  • Donnie Shackleford PRO 7y

    I'm sure the Republicans will use this in their favor.
  • Squidly PRO 7y

    Oh please. I thought liberals were the masters of nuance.

    From the New Yorker editor:
    "The idea is to attack lies and misconceptions and distortions about the Obamas, and their background and their politics. We've heard all of this nonsense about how they're supposedly insufficently patriotic, or soft on terrorism," he said. "That somehow the fist bump is something that it's not. And we try to put all of these images in once cover, and to satirize and shine a really harsh light on something that could be incredibly damaging."

    That REALLY sounds like someone who is carrying water for the Republican party. /sarcasm.
  • LOST SOUL 7y

    ....hey! I ordered a cheeseburger!
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