Monday, July 14, 2008

Soap Opera Politics Vol 1 Issue 16: New Yorker Cartoon This Month and Next Month

The New Yorker published this rather outlandish Cartoon this week of Senator Obama titled "The Politics of Fear." The New Yorker says it: "satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama's campaign." Critics are complaining it "combines every smeary right-wing stereotype imaginable: An image of Obama in a turban and robes fist-bumping his be-afro'd wife, dressed in the military fatigues of a revolutionary and packing a machine gun and some serious ammo. Oh yes, this quaint little scene takes place in the Oval Office, under a picture of Osama bin Laden above a roaring fireplace, in which burns an American flag. All that's missing is a token sprig of arugula."
In the spirit of Fairness, I provided the following recommended covers for their next month´s edition. They too "satirize the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail, this time, McCain´s campaign." Fair is Fair and Equal Time for All!

11 comments:

The Arizonian said...

Maybe I was the only one to get the joke? Surely someone else noticed it was satire...

Dee said...

I understood the joke. Will McCain´s crowd understand the joke when my covers come out next month?

patriot said...

Although I know it was satire, I think it was in very bad taste. I would never vote for Obama but I don't think this was warranted and isn't funny.

anon 1 said...

oh please, you know the republicans were frothing at the mouth when the New Yorker Cartoon released that cover. I commend you Dee for your brilliant covers to make it FAIR (and more to the truth).

The Arizonian said...

Personally, I find this funny as well:
http://www.newscorpse.com/Pix/Election08/mccain-new-yorker.jpg

dianne said...

Everybody's got their panties in a twist over what a LIBERAL magazine did to THEIR OWN candidate. And, of course, they blame the Republicans. I blame it on their own stupidity.

patriot said...

Hmm, the caricature of a Repub "foaming" looked an awful like the red faced and angry Ted Kennedy to me. Could be how he ending up with a brain tumor.

anon 1 said...

and what's wrong with TEXAS anonymous other than it was a RED STATE the last two elections, stop frothing at the mouth and lighten up

Dee said...

Arizonian,
Very Funny! Hey, he stole my idea!

Dee said...

Gosh Dianne,
You just put a picture in my head. Red Faced frother with their panties in a twist! What an image!! Maybe they are BI-partisan! (LOL)

dianne said...

twisted panties - not fun - lol

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