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    The New Yorker says it’s satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.
    At a press availability Sunday afternoon in San Diego, Senator Obama was asked, according to the diligent Maria Gavrilovic of CBS News: “The upcoming issue of the New Yorker, the July 21st issue, has a picture of you, depicting you and your wife on the cover. Have you seen it? If not, I can show it to you on my computer. It shows your wife Michelle with an Afro and an AK 47 and the two of you doing the fist bump with you in a sort of turban-type thing on top. I wondered if you’ve seen it or if you want to see it or if you have a response to it?”

    Obama (shrugs incredulously): “I have no response to that.”

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    The magazine explains at the start of its news release previewing the issue: “On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of the The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

    I’m sure Senator Obama is oh-so appreciative for The New Yorker’s help.

    UPDATE -- Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton says: "“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."

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    And Du is coming unglued. Look in the fireplace!

     

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    Terrorist fist jab indeed.
     

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    Apparently, the article itself is positive. I haven't read it yet.
     

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    14 threads on DU at last count!

    Edited to add: It seems the article is not very positive:

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...printable=true
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    O.M.G.!!!!

    That cover is PURE EEEEEEEVIL!!!! I love it!!! :D:D

    No doubt Teh Rove is behind it!!!
    May the FORCE be with you!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    O.M.G.!!!!

    That cover is PURE EEEEEEEVIL!!!! I love it!!! :D:D

    No doubt Teh Rove is behind it!!!
    Maybe not Teh Rove----but couid Bill or Hill be behind it? After all, she's the senator from NY, and I'm sure they have powerful friends there. Who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Maybe not Teh Rove----but couid Bill or Hill be behind it? After all, she's the senator from NY, and I'm sure they have powerful friends there. Who knows?
    We have to get a copy of that and save it!!! :D
    May the FORCE be with you!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Apparently, the article itself is positive. I haven't read it yet.
    Why wouldn't it be? The New Yorker is as much a Democratic Party press-kit as the rest of the New York City media with the notable exception of the NY Post. Upper-West Side liberals don't see anything wrong with being a 60's radical.
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    At least 16 threads on the Latest page right now. Maybe more, you can never tell what they're talking about!
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