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Mika: New Yorker Obama Cartoon 'Dangerous'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/14/2008 4:27:48 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Look for Mika Brzezinski outside the Danish embassy. True, the Danes had nothing to do with the New Yorker's publication of the Obama cover. But what more time-honored locale to protest an irreverent cartoon of a figure adulated with religious fervor?

Mika has condemned the New Yorker cover as "dangerous." Why dangerous? Mika doesn't quite say. But by darkly musing about unspoken perils that derive from the mocking of Obama, she would apparently place irony about her candidate off limits. Mika sounded the alarm on today's Morning Joe.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barackobama; cartoons; husseinobama; mikabrzezinski; newyorker
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1 posted on 07/14/2008 4:27:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Mika: don’t mock my Obama ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 07/14/2008 4:28:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gee, Mika...I didn’t hear you complaining when there was a book and film about assassinating President Bush. I guess that was just art.


3 posted on 07/14/2008 4:31:21 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Free Speech is dangerous. Like all good commie socialists, they do not look too good when the light is shined on them. That is why the left HATES real free speech.


4 posted on 07/14/2008 4:31:30 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Only “official news” about Obama should be allowed to be broadcast/published, doncha know.


5 posted on 07/14/2008 4:32:10 AM PDT by abb (Watergate was a Drive-By Media coup d'etat. )
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The New Yorker cover is mocking how Conservatives view the Hussien Obamas.

Now Obama can play the victim again and prove how he was "right" that "they" would run this kind of campaign against him.

Well, who can blame him? He figured out that McCain wasn't going to call him a Muslim, so he had to get the liberal New Yorker to help him. /s

6 posted on 07/14/2008 4:33:36 AM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dangerous? DANGEROUS, Mika? To whom?

Reading her statements it seems as though she’s worried that some unamed people may do violence to other unamed people. Talk about the politics of fear!

Go ahead Mika, tell us what you’re thinking.


7 posted on 07/14/2008 4:37:19 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: libs_kma
The New Yorker cover is mocking how Conservatives view the Hussien Obamas.

That is what they claim. I wonder though if a certain senator from New York..... no..that's okay... never mind.....

8 posted on 07/14/2008 4:39:23 AM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

9 posted on 07/14/2008 4:39:28 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Miss Didi
I don't remember any media outrage over the Bush rolling stone cover..


10 posted on 07/14/2008 4:41:26 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mocking Obama might not be dangerous, but some Muslims might not get the joke.
11 posted on 07/14/2008 4:41:29 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If so, why not spell it out rather than drop inchoate hints?

The woman is never coherent. She never shuts up either.

12 posted on 07/14/2008 4:49:28 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah, right. And all the MSM bashing of Bush over the years - that was fair game. Trashing the current President was okay. But a cartoon (what is it with muslims that they have some much hatred for cartoons) about a 2-bit first term senator is way out of bounds. Cry me a river Obama.


13 posted on 07/14/2008 4:51:24 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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But, but, but...I thought if you defame someone in a satirical way it was ok? I guess the messiah obama is off limits.


14 posted on 07/14/2008 4:52:10 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Long Island Pete

MSNBC not the only morning show with problems...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2045090/posts


15 posted on 07/14/2008 4:54:33 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Bahbah; SE Mom; All
Lay off Mika today. She admitted she's having a mental recession and she appeared to have a spittle problem. ;^)
16 posted on 07/14/2008 4:54:58 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [insert name here] I knew.)
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To: Soliton
"That is what they claim. I wonder though if a certain senator from New York..... no..that's okay... never mind....."

Good Point! Follow the money....or who would benefit (or at least think they would benefit).

17 posted on 07/14/2008 4:57:19 AM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: Miss Didi

One more ‘don’t talk about...’ for Rush to add to his already long list of don’ts.


18 posted on 07/14/2008 4:57:28 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: edzo4
Nor this one ...


19 posted on 07/14/2008 5:02:47 AM PDT by maggief
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika, dear...here's a hint...she has a loud cackle.

Well, the Friends have been discussing the cover all morning...being not so fair and balanced taking Barry's side. Brian saying that it's fear politics--that people out there on the Internet are writing that he's going to be a Muslim and take over the country with a secret agenda and how that's not working. Gretchen compares this with how the Drive-Bys choose bad pics of W looking goofy. The Friends conclude that there are people out there (on the Internet) that do think that Michelle is a militant and Barry is a Muslim. They do keep mentioning that burning flag and pic of Osama over and over.
20 posted on 07/14/2008 5:02:50 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: McGruff

LOL! I missed that...a mental recession, you say?


21 posted on 07/14/2008 5:04:21 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mathluv
That list keeps getting longer and longer. I'm surprised Barry wasn't furious over this cover...(you know, his ears--shhh!)


22 posted on 07/14/2008 5:05:49 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: ConservativeMan55

No better way to tell a morning news show sold out. I mean, dang, if a host won’t pick on a candidate about the size of his ears, he’s obviously in the tank. /s


23 posted on 07/14/2008 5:06:42 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Always Right
When I first saw the NYorker cover this morning and heard their “explanation” of why they did it I agree with whoever said there's probably 8 people in the West Side of NY that thinks that's funny.

Could be be stupidest moment of the campaign so far IMHO. McCain may win be default.

24 posted on 07/14/2008 5:06:54 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [insert name here] I knew.)
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To: McGruff

If she has a mental recession, how will we even know?


25 posted on 07/14/2008 5:07:53 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: libs_kma

“The New Yorker cover is mocking how Conservatives view the Hussien Obamas. “

An accusation is often a subconscious confession.

The “elite” may catch the “sarcasm” but the average Joe will simply have the image [and all that it negatively implies] imprinted on his brain.

Thanks New Yorker, for performing an important public service.


26 posted on 07/14/2008 5:08:14 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: maggief

Is that New Yorker cover implying a little brokeback mountaineering?


27 posted on 07/14/2008 5:09:45 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It is dangerous, but only because it will garner sympathy for Obama and will serve to shield them from discussing the issues mocked by the comic, which are completely legitimate.


28 posted on 07/14/2008 5:10:42 AM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: Soliton

That is what they claim. I wonder though if a certain senator from New York..... no..that’s okay... never mind.....

******

I had the same thought.Hillary is still fighting wherever she can.

This cover is so over-the-top that it can be passed off as a ‘lampoon.’ The total picture, though, is really nasty. It goes way beyond what should be considered ‘humor’ about one of the presidential candidates.

Apparently, according to the discussion on Howie Kurtz’s show, Reliable Sources, yesterday, the article is totally positive about Obama. His panel did not see the cover as ‘offensive.’


29 posted on 07/14/2008 5:17:20 AM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: Always Right

LOL! Satire?


30 posted on 07/14/2008 5:19:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Miss Didi
I never see the magazine, so I did not see this one either. That one is funny!

I thought this was a lib mag. Who are they supporting for dim pres?

31 posted on 07/14/2008 5:21:47 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I just watched/listened to David Axelrod’s appearance on Morning Joe, it was the sickest love in I’ve ever seen. I wonder if the McCain campaign and the RNC can file a complaint with the FEC claiming MSNBC is an extension of the Obama campaign and the DNC. I’m still waiting for a member of the McCain campaign to follow, I’m sure I’ll be waiting all day. On a side not, I was amused at Axelrod’s lame reply to a question by Barnicle about why the polls are so tight. Axelrod claims the polls won’t break until late in the Fall, typical answer from someone trying to cover his a$$. Ha, Ha.


32 posted on 07/14/2008 5:24:37 AM PDT by moose2004 (Go Ahead, Make My Day)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is such a nice way to start off the week. If this was the NY Post it would never go away. Now I predict it will be something like a willie horton lite. The ash holes in the ratmedia will help us sell the idea of how dangerous barack mcgovern really is. The real joke here is that the liberals who published this “cartoon” probably thought they were mocking us - kind of like an Archie Bunker thing. I love it!


33 posted on 07/14/2008 5:26:02 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Miss Didi

That wasn’t the offensiveness that she knew.


34 posted on 07/14/2008 5:26:04 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("Change that works for Him!")
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To: Bahbah

I can hardly wait to see what Rush has to say about her.


35 posted on 07/14/2008 5:27:27 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Bahbah
On the Sunday Talk Show thread yesterday, one poster (Sorry, don't remember his name) made a satiric remark about Obama....both cutting and humorous:

"If you stand real close to Obama, you can hear the ocean."

36 posted on 07/14/2008 5:28:09 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: jmaroneps37

The liberal cartoonist who drew the cartoon,knew exactly what he was doing. Advancing his career at the expense of Barack Obama’s.


37 posted on 07/14/2008 5:28:37 AM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: libs_kma

I love it!! I can imagine all the the sheeple out there looking at the cover and NOT reading the article. NY did us a favor! The left at its best.......STUPID!!


38 posted on 07/14/2008 5:37:27 AM PDT by bluelagoon
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The cartoon IS dangerous. Dangerous to Obama because it risks letting people know too much about him. Dangerous to the country because it could engender sympathy for the fraud.


39 posted on 07/14/2008 5:50:32 AM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This cover is devastating. As soon as I saw it I quickly researched to see if it was a real New Yorker cover or something put together by Dead.

This cartoon is going to torment the Obama campaign from now til November, and the fact that it is a New Yorker cover means it can’t be suppressed as some kind of right wing hate speech. New Yorker sophisticates are making fun of how their candidate scares the crap out of us, but they forget that many of the people he scares are white registered Democrats.

I can’t believe what The New Yorker did to Obama with this cartoon.


40 posted on 07/14/2008 5:51:16 AM PDT by SBprone
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To: Salamander

The fact that the New Yorker published it? Priceless.

The image will be seared into the brains of many if they keep talking about it all week.


41 posted on 07/14/2008 5:57:51 AM PDT by listenhillary (There's more people in the wagon, than there is pushin')
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2045104/posts


42 posted on 07/14/2008 6:00:29 AM PDT by Raquel (Read my commentary here www.raquelokyay.com)
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To: moose2004
Axelrod claims the polls won’t break until late in the Fall, typical answer from someone trying to cover his a$$. Ha, Ha.

The Friends discussed the polls, of course stating that polls are usually dead wrong. They asked Fast Eddie Rendell the same question and he gave the usual spin--nobody is paying attention, it's too early, he's seen five other polls with Barry way ahead but he thinks it means nothing right now. They then asked Tim Pawlenty and he said the remarkable strength of the McCain campaign and his testament is an indication of the direction of the race ahead. (Meanwhile, Ed just sat there with a blank look on his face while blinking like crazy.) Pawlenty was also very good at stressing Barry's total inexperience and recent flip flops on Iraq.
43 posted on 07/14/2008 6:12:19 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika: New Yorker Obama Cartoon 'Dangerous'

Mika is right. For God's sake people wake up. That Cover cartoon has a GUN on it!!!

That alone may drive some Park Avenue 'poor kid' at the 'John Forsythe Peabody School For The REAL Rich Children', whose parents subscribe to The New Yorker, to go on a KILLING SPREE in midtown Manhattan! After seeing this he'll have Jeeves the Chafferer pick up an AK in Harlem and by lunch time that'll be it - dead bodies piled six high.

All because of a GUN on a magazine cover.

Huh? What? The gun wasn't the real issue? Okay... never mind.

/s

44 posted on 07/14/2008 6:14:25 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

More open minded acceptance and tolerance from your friends on the American Left.


45 posted on 07/14/2008 6:18:01 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: WilliamReading
Never heard the LSM or race baiters of the left condemn this cartoon depiction of Condi Rice.


46 posted on 07/14/2008 7:05:04 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What would have been worse?

The American flag over the mantle and bin Laden’s picture burning in the fireplace. (/sarc, obviously)

Betcha a million bucks you’d NEVER see that.


47 posted on 07/14/2008 7:11:17 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
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To: moose2004

NBC’s almost as bad. They had Harold Ford, Jr. on the Today show talking about the ‘offensive cartoon’. When asked why it is that so many people still think B. Hussein is a muslim, Harold said that it was because of his name and added: (paraphrasing) Afterall, it is well known that Barak Obama is a devout Christian. He’s a long time member of a Christian church and his children have been baptized as Christians.

Naturally, Ford wasn’t asked if Obama’s belonging to that particular church made people doubt or flat out reject his Christianity claim. Nope, nadda word........


48 posted on 07/14/2008 7:13:23 AM PDT by demkicker (In the minority or majority, I'll never stop 'kicking' dems)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hey Mika, Obama IS dangerous!
49 posted on 07/14/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t need to watch MSNBC to know what libs will say about anything. Nevertheless, I did watch the clip of Mika struggling for something to say about her disdain for the cover. She was so ill-prepared, she resorted to “you know” and “kinda” for explanation. Her colleages had to fill in her words for her to keep dead air off the channel. She was not engaged in the topic and sounded like she was just told to be the balancing act against the cover. That, or she thought she could make a big hit by defending it. Either way, she bombed out.

I don’t miss MSNBC.


50 posted on 07/14/2008 8:00:41 AM PDT by Righter-than-Rush
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