New Yorker cartoon cover w/Obamas

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    1. Kawika Holbrook 70 months ago | reply

      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?

    2. Jason Huebel [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

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

    3. mary hodder 70 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. mary hodder 70 months ago | reply

      So much for liberal media.

    5. adaalice999 70 months ago | reply

      Since muslim don't like america, why is their carpet has a bold eagle design?

    6. simonstudionyc 70 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. Paul Chenoweth 70 months ago | reply

      What some people won't do to sell magazines...

    8. highballin46 70 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. Squidly 70 months ago | reply

      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

    10. DNSF David Newman 70 months ago | reply

      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...

    11. mary hodder 70 months ago | reply

      Obama New Yorker Cover Remix:

      New Yorker Cover Remix:  Obama's with McCain

    12. ShacklefordPhotoArt 70 months ago | reply

      I'm sure the Republicans will use this in their favor.

    13. Squidly 70 months ago | reply

      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.

    14. itCHINg-sWELLing-bURniNG-BRaiN! 70 months ago | reply

      ....hey! I ordered a cheeseburger!

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