Monday, July 14, 2008

Bottom of the Glass: The New Yorker Edition

The controversial cover of The New Yorker and an article that comment on it.

ABCNews 

Said Obama spokesperson Bill Burton: "The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

Knowing the liberal politics of the magazine, I believe the magazine's staff when they say the illustration is meant ironically, as a parody of the caricature some conservatives (and some supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.) are painting of the Obamas.

Here is the fabled cover:

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A lot of people seem to find this tasteless and crass. I find it to be funny. Considering that the New Yorker has had even more daring covers. Giving dap is common in the black community. And the accuracy of Michelle’s face is so funny. This is something that I laugh at if I saw it on Family Guy or Robot Chicken. I think people should lighten up.

Look at what the New Yorker has done in the past.

image  This isn’t any less controversial.  It is probably more controversial.

image Is this really less offensive then the first one?

image I don’t even need to comment on this.

imageHillary and Barack in bed? Doesn’t the play on the worst fears of racist? A black men and a white women sleeping together? Reminds me of Umbrella.

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image This isn’t even funny but I added it anyway.

imageI think joke of this was supposed to be how New Yorkers see themselves in relation to everyone else.

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People really need to get over themselves.

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