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bluevoter4life Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:01 PM
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We're Not Laughing with you, or at you
From the New York Times Editorials:




This is quite possibly one of the worst things the New Yorker could have done. Because they published a cover, in which the vast majority of Americans will not understand the joke, they just helped the RW reinforce the smear tactics they have been using by trying to paint him as a Muslim terrorist. Check out the bolded excerpt below. Lee Siegel is right on the mark.


Contrary to what some critics have said, the New Yorker cartoon did not lack for ridiculousness. The idea of Michelle Obama with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder is ridiculous. An Obama-inhabited Oval Office with a portrait of bin Laden hanging over an American flag burning in the fireplace is patently absurd. The problem is that the cartoon accurately portrays a ridiculous real-life caricature that exists as literal fact in the minds of some people, and it portrays it in terms that are absolutely true to that caricature.


Only the people the New Yorker caters to will understand. The average individual will see the cover on a bookstore magazine rack and then question if that is the truth behind the man running for president. Again, Siegel was right on money when he states that the fatal error the New Yorker made was not satirizing the right wing

The whole article can be found here

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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:13 PM
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1. The error the New Yorker made
was not providing a label on the bottom of the page: "The Obamas as the right wing sees them."

That would have solved everything and cost them little in ink and the artist little in page space.

Half wit inbred Republics, lacking the label, naturally think a liberal magazine is exposing the Obamas for what they really are.
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:58 PM
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2. No the REAL error the New Yorker made
Was thinking their smug, pretentious, snide New Yorker sense of humor would go over well outside NYC. :puke:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 12:36 AM
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3. I'm barfing too
at your stupid quote :puke:
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 02:44 AM
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5. Tough shit....
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 02:57 AM by MicaelS
Fuck the New Yorker, and the attitude it represents.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 12:58 AM
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4. Right on! Only three people read the New Yorker.
Woody Allen, Karl Rove and John Paul Rogers, the head of the Florida Ku Klux Klan.
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