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July 14, 2008

McCain starting early with the dirty?

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  1. July 14, 2008 7:56 pm

    apparently the sarcasm is beyond your comprehension?

  2. indo501 permalink
    July 14, 2008 8:37 pm

    it’s sad that they would go to this level, i don’t know what the connection is but i guess they’ll come up with anything to degrade a great American it just shows you how American some of these crazy conservatives are

  3. Okaydont permalink
    July 14, 2008 11:20 pm


    New Yorker is definitely not a conservative magazine — in fact, it is one of the most liberal newsmagazines, not as far left as The Nation, but about equal with Harper’s. My red-state conservative Dad has a fit when he sees it on the coffee table.

    Also, I can see that the cover is shocking, but I think you are misinterpreting it. The title of the cover is “The Politics of Fear” (it’s listed below the table of contents in the magazine) and I think in light of that it’s pretty clearly about how ridiculous/ignorant it is for people to want to paint Barack and Michelle in terms of racial extremes (“OMG his middle name is HUSSEIN!” = Barack as Osama & “WTF she has a BRAIN!” = Michelle as Angela Davis) . It’s the New Yorker, subtlety is their whole deal and I can definitely see where you’re thoughts are coming from, but I don’t think it’s the intention. I think it’s about how America’s “Politics of Fear” is working overtime to associate the Obamas with America’s worst nightmares: Islamic extremism (and the threat of violence) and a powerful, intelligent and mobilized black population.

    MY TWO CENTS, but I think I’m on the money.

  4. Johnny Appleseed permalink
    July 16, 2008 2:37 pm

    It’s one thing to disagree with McCain’s politics, but to imply that he had something to do with this caricature is unfair.

  5. Ladytreez permalink
    July 16, 2008 8:26 pm

    Obviously there are those who understand satire and those who don’t. I’ve been a subscriber for the past few years and thought this cover was pretty funny. People just need to get over it.

  6. July 20, 2008 10:14 pm

    Aye…. White people love Obama! Not only is he black… He got the name of there enemy… Somethings definitely weird….

    Vote MadFace!

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