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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 10:58 AM
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40. BORING SATIRE with an image that lasts to make an obvious point
I am also very disappointed in The New Yorker.

In order to make the tired old point that THERE ARE DUMB STEREOTYPES OF THE OBAMAS CIRCULATING, TNY is going to circulate a dumb cartoon of those dumb stereotypes. Wowee-- how very cutting edge of them. Just to say WE SMART PEOPLE get it. Wow. Aren't we clever? Oh hah hah. We know how foolish these images are.

Yes of course, now that the grotesque cartoon has been printed, Democrats can refer to it as just designed to expose how foolish the stereotypes are once and for all. But what a pity that they have to fight against a cartoon image that pulls together all the various insults that have been made about the Obamas. An efficient little drawing that compiles all the smears in one strong visual image-- how conveeeeenient--- but see, it's just to mock those stereotypes, don't you know.

But surely New Yorkers know that images persist in the mind beyond rational discussions about stereotyping.
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