Obama's Wife as Terriosts

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    How do you feel about the New Yorker cover showing Barack Obama as a muslim and his wife as a terrorist?

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    Vote 08 Here
     
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    We have a thread on this.

    Any reasonable person knows it is satire making fun of the right-wingers who think Obama is a closet Muslim in bed with terrorists.
     
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    One word: Ratings

    Even bad news is better than no news in media. Attention sells.
     
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    Another word, Stupid!
     
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    Not if the magazine's intent was to spread notoriety and make money, assuming that this incident results in increased revenue.
     
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    It's a caricature - ergo what Steerpike has posted makes complete sense. If it was a right wing rag it would have been a photoshopped front page intended to inflame it's right wing readers. That's the difference.
     
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    Personally, I think it's a pretty accurate depiction of what the Obamas are. No, I don't think he's a Muslim, but a radical piece of shit? Definitely.
     
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    That's why the New Yorker is making fun of those who believe Obama is a radical. Apparently you have to read the story to find out that Obama isn't just not a radical, he's a raging conformist who will alter himself for whatever situation he finds himself in. Not so much a radical as a conformist chameleon. But that isn't a useful message to the GOP which wants to frighten the average punter by linking him with radical Islam and radical anything else.
     
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    It is stupid and irresponsible because many people will not go beyond looking at the cover, and come away thinking the New Yorker thinks Obama is a Muslim and his wife a gun toting terrorist.

    It's just crude if you ask me, and I don't even like Obama, and like his wife even less :)
     
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    No, it's sin - if there is one - is that the satire is too fine. In an age when we're used to satire being delivered like a sabre blow, the tingling prick of the point of the épée isn't felt any longer.

    One thing it demonstrates though, the dumbing-down is almost complete.
     

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