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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Monday, July 14, 2008

The New Yorker's Poor Taste

The New Yorker thinks this cover depicting Obama as bin Laden, is funny. I think it is in very poor taste and that it can be very misleading unless you read the article, which I haven't at this point. What do the Citizens think? The good news, most voters don't read the New Yorker. But if the cover becomes the story, it will get wide attention that could plant powerfully misleading visuals in people's minds. Shame on the New Yorker.

July 15, 2008: Update

Here is a transcript of an interview done with the editor of the New Yorker David Remnick, where he explains his decision to publish the cover.


Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

The various little mythical themes in that cover are only going to get more traction from something like this. Even as ostensible satire, this will only provide more grist for the right's crazy mill.

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall in the editorial meetings that led to this doozy.

Dr. Strangelove said...

It's amazing what people will do to sell magazines these days. Disgusting.

The Law Talking Guy said...

At least the lips are small.

Raised By Republicans said...

"At least the lips are small."

No kidding! Remember what they did to Ford down in Tennessee? It was "Mandingo For Congress and Ravishing Southern White Womanhood" if you listened to the right win ads down there.