Comments on: Obama camp not amused with New Yorker cover http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: David Rasmussen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366717 Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:07:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366717 The magazine cover pokes fun at those who would stereotype the Obamas so crudely. It is a reasonable attempt to shame the 10% polled who believe Barack Obama to be Muslim, and those who would claim he is anti-American.

The correct Obama response was given by John Stewart of the Daily Show. To paraphrase:
It’s a cartoon! If I was an anti-American jihadist, I would be offended by cartoons, but as a Christian American, I am not offended, and the cartoonists have the right to print what they wish.

There has been lots written about how it is hard to tell jokes about Obama, because there is no obvious hook, like womanizing for Bill Clinton and age for John McCain, but I think all this rejecting and renouncing that Obama does might be reaching a level of self-parody.

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By: Heather http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366638 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:41:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366638 Please see my visual suggestion for the New Yorker. The cover only lacks context:

http://heatherleila3.blogspot.com/2008/0 7/what-they-should-have-done.html

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By: Mary http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366592 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:54:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366592 I’ll have to go with David Vance — “It’s a damn cartoon!!” Let it go and let’s try – at least – to fix America….

Mary

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By: Brad http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366576 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:37:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366576 I can understand the Obama camp reason for the politically weighed response, but all you people who comment about never buying a New Yorker again because the magazine is secretly racist or something need to relax a little.

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By: Harry http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366573 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:05:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366573 When was the last time a Presidential Candidate did a “FIST BUMP” ON TV like they actually did ??

Michelle actually sat down with Farrakhan and agreed with him soapboxing about the Whitey’s.

We don’t need more of Obama.

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By: David A Vance http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366543 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:33:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366543 It’s a damn cartoon. Lighten up. We’ve gone way too far with the “politically correctness” stuff. Let the press have the freedom that our Constitution and Amendments provide and promise.

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By: Mary http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366525 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 22:47:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366525 Too many people in the US simply do not understand satire — its intent or purpose. Instead of showing what Obama is NOT — why not really come up with something that shows what he is FOR in a satirical/humorous way?

Mary

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By: Nick http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366503 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:55:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366503 hey guys, It’s a CARTOON. Not only that, it’s a NEW YORKER CARTOON, of course its not meant to be taken seriously, it was printed to illustrate the falsehoods and myths that the media and GOP have concocted, if you take it seriously, than I am to assume that “sarcasm” and “satire” have never been in your vocab.

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By: Sam Goldberg http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366498 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:45:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366498 The New Yorker cartoon is offensive. It’s the modern day equivalent of portraying African Americans in cotton field clothes. Frankly, it just looks like an updated racial stereotype. If the Obama’s weren’t African Americans, there is no way they would be drawn like that.

I read a quote where the New Yorker editor claimed they were just trying to lampoon how Obama’s right wing critics were portraying him. If the editor really believes that, then he is stupider about the media and the American public than someone who doesn’t work in the media. The vast majority of people will see the picture, get no context, and just associate Obama and his wife as a radicals.

If they want to joke about the candidates, pick something with less racial overtones, and something that those of us who read the New Yorker would actually find funny.

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By: JP http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-366494 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:38:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/07/14/obama-camp-not-amused-with-new-yorker-cover/#comment-366494 RE: 3:45pm …”how could such evil be allowed to exist in America?” I think that would be the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, have you heard of it? I was texting with friends today wondering if I was the only Liberal who “got it”. Not the only it seems, but one of a few. Kind of sad.

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