Skip to comments.Ya can't make it up (Obama in turban and Michelle w/ Afro toting AK-47 on The New Yorker cover)
Posted on 07/13/2008 4:50:34 PM PDT by XR7
The New Yorker says its 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 youve 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.
Priceless stage direction by Maria.
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 Obamas campaign.
Im sure Senator Obama is oh-so appreciative for The New Yorkers 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."
UPDATE to the UPDATE -- McCain spokesman Tucker "Outward" Bounds quickly e-mailed: "We completely agree with the Obama campaign, its tasteless and offensive.
I have to be first: Fake but accurate.
this will be around for a long time!
McCain shouldn’t be too upset by something being tasteless and offensive. A lot of people feel he his is both, but they’re voting for him in the hold the nose and pull the lever mode.
So the liberal New Yorker tries to help BO but it backfires?
Now that’s funny.
Or this one... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2044933/posts
I’m sure the people at the New Yorker are all big Obama suppporters - but still, they hit it right on the head.
Don’t be ridiculous. I can’t see Michele with an AK-47. She’s more a molotov cocktail kind of gal.
What’s unsaid is that the scene on the cover is in The Oval.
an old, dear friend used to say, “many a truth are said in jest.”
Wow, Obama acted quickly on this one. Oddly enough, it took him 20 years to respond to Uncle Jeremiah.
Geez, I can just imagine what they have planned for McCain.
Where’s the cover showing the Green Party candidates?
Secret revenge of the Hildebeast perhaps by a clandestine clintonista editor? Perhaps...but maybe just a suspicious thought only!
**Im sure Senator Obama is oh-so appreciative for The New Yorkers help.**
LOL! No doubt!
Did the New Yorker include the pictures of Obamas Texas Staff with their delightful posters of Che in their office?
Not this boy
Reminds me of a normally level-headed person whom I know who said "all the Republicans know how to do anymore is to use scare tactics to get people to vote for them." I immediately responded, "oh, the Republicans want to take away your Social Security. Oh, the Republicans want to take aware your Medicare. Oh, the Republicans want to take away your Food Stamps." He conceded my point.