Skip to comments.Mika: New Yorker Obama Cartoon 'Dangerous'
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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Mika: don’t mock my Obama ping to Today show list.
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.
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.
Only “official news” about Obama should be allowed to be broadcast/published, doncha know.
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
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.
That is what they claim. I wonder though if a certain senator from New York..... no..that's okay... never mind.....
The woman is never coherent. She never shuts up either.
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.
But, but, but...I thought if you defame someone in a satirical way it was ok? I guess the messiah obama is off limits.
MSNBC not the only morning show with problems...
Good Point! Follow the money....or who would benefit (or at least think they would benefit).
One more ‘don’t talk about...’ for Rush to add to his already long list of don’ts.
LOL! I missed that...a mental recession, you say?
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
Could be be stupidest moment of the campaign so far IMHO. McCain may win be default.
If she has a mental recession, how will we even know?
“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.
Is that New Yorker cover implying a little brokeback mountaineering?
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.
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.’
I thought this was a lib mag. Who are they supporting for dim pres?
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.
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!
That wasn’t the offensiveness that she knew.
I can hardly wait to see what Rush has to say about her.
"If you stand real close to Obama, you can hear the ocean."
The liberal cartoonist who drew the cartoon,knew exactly what he was doing. Advancing his career at the expense of Barack Obama’s.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
More open minded acceptance and tolerance from your friends on the American Left.
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.
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........
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.
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