Team Obama rips New Yorker Mag for of...

Team Obama rips New Yorker Mag for off-color caricatures

There are 210 comments on the www.nydailynews.com story from Jul 14, 2008, titled Team Obama rips New Yorker Mag for off-color caricatures. In it, www.nydailynews.com reports that:

Cover of July 21 issue of The New Yorker depicts Barack and Michelle Obama in extremist roles. Barack Obama's campaign lashed out Sunday at the editors of The New Yorker magazine for a cartoon cover that depicts the Democratic candidate and his wife as fist-bumping terrorists.

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Concerned Black Citizen

Richmond, VA

#1 Jul 14, 2008
I understand Satire but this is surely over the line and very suggestive and irresponsible of the New Yorker. Why would the magazine put the image on its cover suggesting Barrack is Muslim that he supports Osama Bin Laden and terrorist? I am not going to even mention how Michelle Obama is portrayed. I've never seen Michelle Obama wear an Afro hairstyle. I guess the magazine is trying to say Michelle is what most America think about Black women. The cover is just way over the line. They might as well go all the way and maybe have them eating fried chicken and cornbread and the eldest daughter pregnant.

This is simply a shame. If you don't want Barrack to be President then all you have to do is not vote for him but using these sort of tactics is just wrong. PERIOD.

Since: Jan 08

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Jul 14, 2008
Concerned Black Citizen wrote:
I understand Satire but this is surely over the line and very suggestive and irresponsible of the New Yorker. Why would the magazine put the image on its cover suggesting Barrack is Muslim that he supports Osama Bin Laden and terrorist? I am not going to even mention how Michelle Obama is portrayed. I've never seen Michelle Obama wear an Afro hairstyle. I guess the magazine is trying to say Michelle is what most America think about Black women. The cover is just way over the line. They might as well go all the way and maybe have them eating fried chicken and cornbread and the eldest daughter pregnant.
This is simply a shame. If you don't want Barrack to be President then all you have to do is not vote for him but using these sort of tactics is just wrong. PERIOD.
Could not agree more! The New Yorker cross the line on this one. If it was meant to show the exaggerated fears of the right-wing they should have painted them in the bad light and not the Obama family.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#3 Jul 14, 2008
Obama has inherited the Clinton Machine tactics, all press is good press, as long as the media is in on it.
I am waiting to see the,
B.O. energy policy tread, can you say methane.

“Ase Ase Ase”

Since: Jan 08

Yorktown, TX

#4 Jul 14, 2008
Its not just the hair- look at her stance, look at the military pants, the combat boots, the machine gun...

But this is not the worst magazine cover.

There is one of Michelle being lynched and branded by Klansmen while wearing a very revealing red dress.

http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/4/7/14/f_...

The killing part is that both of these images were created by "liberal" media outlets.
Sinajuavi

Appomattox, VA

#5 Jul 14, 2008
It is good that this comes up yet again...the conservative smear campaign against Obama...

It is part and parcel of the long-running "cultural war" declared by recently departed conservative "pundit" Wm. F. Buckley (founder of National Review magazine). Calling Obama a "Muslim" and his wife a "black militant" fits right in with Rush Limbaugh and all the others characterizing anything liberal, progressive, sane, just or righteous as hippy-dip, wacko, etc.

Obama is forcing this country to drag up a lot of its $hit-stained dirty laundry and this is a good thing. Since 1981 the country has tolerated the conservative corporate-lackey neo-feudalist control of the national discourse and consciousness, and this is ENDING.

Perhaps we cannot credit Obama for ending it, I think GW Bush had a large part to play, in being so blatantly corrupt and fascist that finally the benumbed public was able to perceive the truth about the "conservative movement" brought into power by Reagan...

But Obama is the guy who stood up and articulated the truth. Hillary did too, but Obama inspired the dream, invoked the Kennedys, got the youth excited, represented a REAL change (for one thing, a "BLACK" President...not an insignificant prospect)...

So let these caricatures be done. Obama has shown himself well capable of dealing with them, and it ALL backfires on the conservatives/Republicans (fascists)...

And I am loving every minute of this.

VOTE OBAMA!

“Where to begin? ”

Since: Nov 07

Unaka, NC- one-time resident

#6 Jul 14, 2008
I LOVED IT!
The Barach Hussein Obama Machine and its lock-step choir members are NOW calling fowl! How quickly the Hussein Obama Machine has forgotten the mud they slung, posted and the not so subtle tons of garbage laid out against Hillary!
Some of their mud tactics are coming back for a visit! TERRIFIC! It couldn't happen to a nicer group!
On January 30th, President John McCain and the new administration will silence the Hussein Obama Machine!

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jul 14, 2008
Typical status-quo programming. This idea shows that the media, and white people in general are very immature, and suffers from severe adolescence. This is sensationalism at its best. If the U.S. is this paranoid, how in the world are they going to effect any change at all. And there lies the problem: The status-quo doesn't want any change, they want things to remain as they are, they want chaos and confusion to dominate; in this way, they can continue their quest for world domination. While people are foolishly arguing over things of no issue/consequence, they are fleecing/shorning the flock. If McCain was any kind of a leader, he denouce this shameful kind of reporting. So much for "responsible reporting/leadership". Anyone who would believe that this will happen when/should Sen. Obama becomes president, is as weak as cornmeal mush!

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#8 Jul 14, 2008
Concerned Black Citizen wrote:
I understand Satire but this is surely over the line and very suggestive and irresponsible of the New Yorker. Why would the magazine put the image on its cover suggesting Barrack is Muslim that he supports Osama Bin Laden and terrorist? I am not going to even mention how Michelle Obama is portrayed. I've never seen Michelle Obama wear an Afro hairstyle. I guess the magazine is trying to say Michelle is what most America think about Black women. The cover is just way over the line. They might as well go all the way and maybe have them eating fried chicken and cornbread and the eldest daughter pregnant.
This is simply a shame. If you don't want Barrack to be President then all you have to do is not vote for him but using these sort of tactics is just wrong. PERIOD.
Wait a second, suggesting he is a Muslim? He was a Muslim and this is accurate. How you get that he supports terrorism from a picture of him in traditional Muslim attire is beyond me. Michele Obama is portrayed as a Black militant because of her own words and actions. Her thesis at Princeton University, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community" reflects her pro-Black adgenda. Her opening words.........."My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before. Blackness? Please, she is all about being Black and nothing about being American.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/864...
donkeyman

Midland, OR

#9 Jul 14, 2008
so hes not proud of his muslim heritage? maybe he needs to come out and say so.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jul 14, 2008
plain1 wrote:
I LOVED IT!
The Barach Hussein Obama Machine and its lock-step choir members are NOW calling fowl! How quickly the Hussein Obama Machine has forgotten the mud they slung, posted and the not so subtle tons of garbage laid out against Hillary!
Some of their mud tactics are coming back for a visit! TERRIFIC! It couldn't happen to a nicer group!
On January 30th, President John McCain and the new administration will silence the Hussein Obama Machine!
Hillary lost by her own miscalculations. Hillary could have won, had she stuck to convictions. Her campaign started out as the campaign of experience, which she has plenty of experience, there's no denying that. She choose to let outsiders influence her campaign, her husband, Ms. Ferraro, Rev. Wright. She scored a big blow with NAFTA, yet she couldn't capitalize because her campaign was disingenuous. They were not truthful with her. She choose to let MI and FLA vote early, when she clearly knew the rules, she underestimated the support of the Obama campaign. That is not Sen. Obama's fault, that is Sen. Clintons's campaigns fault. Don't blame Sen. Obama, blame Sen. Clinton's campaign strategists. This magazine cover is not clear-minded, it is not aimed information, this is simply a SUPREME example of SENSATIONALISM. If this is how McCain wants to win, have at it, go right on ahead and suck it up. Sensible people will see through the scam, and make the correct adjustments. I don't think anyone wants to win like this, or appreciates this kind of low-blow politics. If McCain wants to win, show the people what he's got. Show it, don't talk it. Show us what you've got! I want McCain to show how he's going do things differently. If he supports this kind of effort, if he believes this is fair; then I know nothing will change. Things will stay exactly as they are. And for the paranoia-bound, this is acceptable.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Jul 14, 2008
Dan-Chicago wrote:
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Wait a second, suggesting he is a Muslim? He was a Muslim and this is accurate. How you get that he supports terrorism from a picture of him in traditional Muslim attire is beyond me. Michele Obama is portrayed as a Black militant because of her own words and actions. Her thesis at Princeton University, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community" reflects her pro-Black adgenda. Her opening words.........."My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before. Blackness? Please, she is all about being Black and nothing about being American.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/864...
If you were ever a student at an Ivy League school, you would know exactly what she was talking about. The "blackness" that you emphasis is based on the fact that there wasn't a day that went by that she wasn't made aware of who she was.(black child of working-class parents). Unless you were a student of an Ivy league school you have no idea of what she's talking about, and what she experienced as a Negro woman, going to a inclusive, priveleged, Ivy League shool. She was made conscious of who she was everyday, and how she didn't belong there, and how they are letting anyone into the place, and how there ain't no chicken and watermelon. Remember Tiger Woods, and the remark that was made: "I guess we'll have to start serving chicken and watermelon at the clubhouse now", it's those kinds of slurs, and remarks, that she was talking about. Where you see racism, we see hope, that things will get better, that is what gave her the determination to graduate, because she felt she was enduring this for future generations of Negroes, who would attend exclusive schools. Her story is a story of strength and conviction, which they say Negroes don't have.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#12 Jul 14, 2008
Indigenous wrote:
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If you were ever a student at an Ivy League school, you would know exactly what she was talking about. The "blackness" that you emphasis is based on the fact that there wasn't a day that went by that she wasn't made aware of who she was.(black child of working-class parents). Unless you were a student of an Ivy league school you have no idea of what she's talking about, and what she experienced as a Negro woman, going to a inclusive, priveleged, Ivy League shool. She was made conscious of who she was everyday, and how she didn't belong there, and how they are letting anyone into the place, and how there ain't no chicken and watermelon. Remember Tiger Woods, and the remark that was made: "I guess we'll have to start serving chicken and watermelon at the clubhouse now", it's those kinds of slurs, and remarks, that she was talking about. Where you see racism, we see hope, that things will get better, that is what gave her the determination to graduate, because she felt she was enduring this for future generations of Negroes, who would attend exclusive schools. Her story is a story of strength and conviction, which they say Negroes don't have.
Exactly. How could this woman not have disdain for America and Whites in general going through all this injustice like you said. Did it just go away? No, her statements of "finally be proud to be an American' combined with her and her husband attending Rev. Wrights anti-White rants leads me to the conclusion that she is militant Black against traditional America and Whites. These type of people do not reflect my views or many others....
Dan

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Jul 14, 2008
Barak Obama needs to be more definative about America's problems. And he should consult with such realists as Bill Cosby.
Concerned Black Citizen

Richmond, VA

#14 Jul 14, 2008
Dan-Chicago wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. How could this woman not have disdain for America and Whites in general going through all this injustice like you said. Did it just go away? No, her statements of "finally be proud to be an American' combined with her and her husband attending Rev. Wrights anti-White rants leads me to the conclusion that she is militant Black against traditional America and Whites. These type of people do not reflect my views or many others....
Listen to your words. What exactly is traditional America? To be traditional America means enslavement, hate, bigotry, inequality. So I guess those of the good old basic American values you speak of. Your words tell me all I need to know about you and anything that comes from you will not be logical as you carry a lot of baggage. Do yourself a favor and lose that hate in your heart, who knows, it could add 10 more years to your life.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jul 14, 2008
Dan-Chicago wrote:
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Exactly. How could this woman not have disdain for America and Whites in general going through all this injustice like you said. Did it just go away? No, her statements of "finally be proud to be an American' combined with her and her husband attending Rev. Wrights anti-White rants leads me to the conclusion that she is militant Black against traditional America and Whites. These type of people do not reflect my views or many others....
She never had it to begin with. It was brought to her attention by a disease called "color consciousness" She used the hate and venom that was directed at her to succeed. A lot of people have problems with Negro success, it goes against the programming of the status-quo. I don't know what traditional America is. All I know is the U.S. and the status-quo. Proud to be an American means to me, that she was proud that people would take her husband as a viable candidate for president. Proud to be an American means to me to be included in a system that says it is for all people, as it says in the pledge: "With liberty and justice for all". Where you see racism, I see hope for the future of all Americans.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#16 Jul 14, 2008
Concerned Black Citizen wrote:
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Listen to your words. What exactly is traditional America? To be traditional America means enslavement, hate, bigotry, inequality. So I guess those of the good old basic American values you speak of. Your words tell me all I need to know about you and anything that comes from you will not be logical as you carry a lot of baggage. Do yourself a favor and lose that hate in your heart, who knows, it could add 10 more years to your life.
Traditional America meaning the President and his family represent America, not only the Black population I meant. How can we have a first family that hates half the population? Traditional America in 2008 does not include enslavement or inequality. Do you know any slaves? Inequality? I'm not logical? You sound like your carrying baggage from 50 years ago..

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#17 Jul 14, 2008
Indigenous wrote:
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She never had it to begin with. It was brought to her attention by a disease called "color consciousness" She used the hate and venom that was directed at her to succeed. A lot of people have problems with Negro success, it goes against the programming of the status-quo. I don't know what traditional America is. All I know is the U.S. and the status-quo. Proud to be an American means to me, that she was proud that people would take her husband as a viable candidate for president. Proud to be an American means to me to be included in a system that says it is for all people, as it says in the pledge: "With liberty and justice for all". Where you see racism, I see hope for the future of all Americans.
I would think that anyone who has been a victim of what you claim would want to get even or at least have disdain, just common sense. You mention your interpretation of "Finally Proud to me an American " and I guess I just have to ask, was she not proud to be an American before a viable Black candidate presented himself? How do you see change in the great racial divide from someone like Michele Obama who still beleives it is there and was personally effected by it? She will harbor animosity and the beat goes on.....
Lucille

Bechtelsville, PA

#18 Jul 14, 2008
It just goes to show you that the New Yorker which is very Jewish can also bite the hand that feeds it, considering Obama's pledge to APAC
Proud American

Greer, SC

#19 Jul 14, 2008
Come on "New Yorker". Make up your mind. First Obama was accused of being too Black for attending Rev. Wright's church and now he is too muslim. You can't have it both ways. All I ask is for you to play fair and do a cover with McCain and his wife on it. Obama's supporters will still support him regardless of what the "New Yorker" thinks.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#20 Jul 14, 2008
Proud American wrote:
Come on "New Yorker". Make up your mind. First Obama was accused of being too Black for attending Rev. Wright's church and now he is too muslim. You can't have it both ways. All I ask is for you to play fair and do a cover with McCain and his wife on it. Obama's supporters will still support him regardless of what the "New Yorker" thinks.
The joke is on you. The people who 'get it' are the elites, they understand what makes a false lead and the 'drive by' jump.

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