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 Post subject: Obama depicted as radical muslim on cover of The New Yorker
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:51 pm 
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A lot of people have been calling this tasteless and others call it satire. Which do you see it as? Now, I'm liberal and I like Obama. Yet how come people scream "tasteless" when a democrat is made fun of and love it when republicans are depicted as, say, nazis, or overly zealous holy rollers? I say anybody can be laughed at, even if the joke is potentially shocking. That goes for us lefties too. Your thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Obama depicted as radical muslim on cover of The New Yorker
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A lot of people have been calling this tasteless and others call it satire. Which do you see it as? Now, I'm liberal and I like Obama. Yet how come people scream "tasteless" when a democrat is made fun of and love it when republicans are depicted as, say, nazis, or overly zealous holy rollers? I say anybody can be laughed at, even if the joke is potentially shocking. That goes for us lefties too. Your thoughts?

Okay, first off, No magazine has shown a drawn picture of McCain dressed up as a Nazi. Talking about it and depicting it are two different things.

second, it is tasteless and a little bit racist, considering his wife was drawn with an Afro, looking like a black radical from the 60s.

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Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:
second, it is tasteless and a little bit racist, considering his wife was drawn with an Afro, looking like a black radical from the 60s.

Isn't that part of the satire.

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The more I think of it, the more the whole situation makes me laugh. Anyone familiar with the New Yorker knows this was nothing more than a send-up of the stereotypes of Obama held by some of my co-workers and my in-laws.
It was nowhere near as offensive as, say, a civil rights leader talking about castrating a presidential candidate for encouraging personal responsibility.

I'm just sayin'...

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 Post subject: Re: Obama depicted as radical muslim on cover of The New Yorker
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Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:
Okay, first off, No magazine has shown a drawn picture of McCain dressed up as a Nazi. Talking about it and depicting it are two different things.


How bout this?

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The more I think of it, the more the whole situation makes me laugh. Anyone familiar with the New Yorker knows this was nothing more than a send-up of the stereotypes of Obama held by some of my co-workers and my in-laws.
It was nowhere near as offensive as, say, a civil rights leader talking about castrating a presidential candidate for encouraging personal responsibility.

I'm just sayin'...

The controversy is preventing us from doing what we should be doing which is laughing at these stereotypes. I agree with you.

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 Post subject: Re: Obama depicted as radical muslim on cover of The New Yorker
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I'm too tired of hearing people saying that Obama really is that type of person to really find that cover funny. But offensive? Nah.

Comics I Don't Understand (which isn't overtly political all that often) says Obama's putting his foot in his mouth by making too big a fuss over it... I think I agree. People are going to see him speaking on behalf of American Muslims, and boy, if you thought rumors were flying before...

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