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give it time

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...and it will end up being sent around the internet as a picture of him and wife visiting his relatives in Africa and having a photo snapped when they thought no American was around.

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Haven't seen it, but it sounds like a bad editing decision.

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The title topic, of course, is relevant and useful.

Correction: "... a very bad ..."

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Obama on New Yorker issue

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Here in America you have the choice was it "good or bad taste" having that on the front cover. Whatever anyone with half a brain will decide it was in bad taste and poor judgment to be placed on the cover. What would have been the reaction if JFK was in a Pope's robe, with dozens of kids abound, Caroline always by the mirror, etc., years back?

link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080714/ap_on_el_pr/obama_new_yorker

-----Willy Happy

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ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh "if" i was sarcastic

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Gee, they ought to have had...

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his framed "birth certificate" on the wall.

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It's not a slam against Muslims...

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I doubt any will see it that way. The New Yorker has its own peculiar sense of humor that a lot of people don't "get".

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not a slam? how so?

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if there was a book called "The Politics of Fear" which depicted muslims as wearing sandals, robes and turbans their women dressed in camouflage, combat boots and carrying assault rifles who spend their time burning the American flag while gazing at a picture of Osama Bin Laden


nah..forget it..you're right, they wouldn't see it as an insult.....


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You want to read an insult into it, go ahead....

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Clearly it's a satire and if there is a "victim" it would be Obama. Is it an insult to portray someone as a Muslim? Oooooookay.

You didn't get it; that's the problem with it.

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Let me 'splain it to you...

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The cartoon is about Obama. The only thing Muslim about it is the way he's dressed (and he HAS dressed that way before) and the portrait of Osama. The other stuff, the burning flag, his wife with the gun, etc, speak to his anti-Americanism and have zero to do with him being a Muslim.

The idea is to lampoon the image of him conveyed by his critics. The subject of the cartoon is not Islam.

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Oh, I forgot...

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to be entirely "accurate" they should have included a portrait of Che Guevara.

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Why would they..............

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Political campaigns have always been seen as tasteless and offensive by many people.

This is just a bit of "fair game" during a political campaign toward a candidate.

Unless......they perceive this particular candidate to be shown in costume as denigrating toward muslims.

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What is funny is observing liberal leftists condemning

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a liberal leftist publication. I guess these folks only endorse the freedom of the press and freedom of speech when they see the press and the speech supporting their own interests. Where are all the outcries that the New Yorker has a right to say what it wants without fearing punishment and retribution?

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Th cover brought the emails I've been getting

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... all rolled up into one. (Excepting a few of the dirtiest ones.)

I think the point of the cover was to show that underground "whisper" campaign visually.

Some will not realize it is satire, even thought it is on the cover of what is under the umbrella of "that left-wing media!",

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