WowBB Forums Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

 Moderated by: Ron, brodiescomics, beejmi Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
New Yorker Cover  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 02:51 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 46169
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 


Obama: New Yorker Cover Probably Fuels Misconceptions

[url=mailto:?subject=ABC News: Political Radar -- Obama: New Yorker Cover Probably Fuels Misconceptions&body=Go to http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/07/obama-new-yorke.html] Email[/url]
Share
var addthis_pub = 'abcnews';



July 16, 2008 9:19 AM

Senator Obama calls the controversial New Yorker cover an "attempt at satire" that “probably fuels some misconceptions" about him.

The cover illustration of the 'New Yorker' depicts Senator Obama in a turban, giving a fist bump to his wife, Michelle Obama who has an afro and is holding an AK-47. The American flag burns in the fireplace behind the couple, and a picture of Osama bin Laden hangs on the wall.

"I know it was the New Yorker's attempt at satire.  I don't think they were entirely successful with it.  But you know what?  It's a cartoon," Obama told CNN's Larry King, "and that's why we've got the First Amendment."

The Illinois Senator said that the depiction did not personally offend him, and that he’s seen worse in his run for president which has made him get "a pretty thick skin."

Obama has been plagued by smear campaigns over the course of his campaign saying he was a Muslim and spreading rumors that he does not pledge allegiance to the flag.  Obama spoke to the larger implications of the illustration.

"In attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead.  But, you know, that was their editorial judgment," Obama said but adding that it is the New Yorker's right under the first amendment.

Obama said that the way he fights the rumors is by getting on TV and, "Telling everybody I'm a Christian and I wasn't raised in a Muslim home.  And pledge allegiance to the flag.  And, you know, all the things that have been reported in these e-mails are completely untrue and have been debunked again and again and again.  So, all you can do is just tell the truth and trust in the American people that over time, they're going to know what the truth is."

 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 02:57 pm
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Kid_Naitch



Joined: Tue Oct 30th, 2007
Location: IOWA
Posts: 4903
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Doesn't bother me. It's the New Yorker. They lampoon everybody.



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 03:05 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
dogfacedgremlin34
Will Kick Your Ass At Fantasy Football


Joined: Fri Feb 8th, 2008
Location: Massachusetts USA
Posts: 9983
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Gotta say, the Obama handlers, spin doctors, and PR machine are doing a great job.  Can't fault or critisize his response one bit.



____________________
"I'm putting your worthless fucking ass on ignore so I don't have to read anymore of your pompous arrogant New York big shot bullshit. Good fucking riddance, fuckhead."-Angelic Assassin to rossi
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 03:27 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
pjstef



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2196
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Gotta say, the Obama handlers, spin doctors, and PR machine are doing a great job.  Can't fault or critisize his response one bit.I agree. The New Yorker is not a republican-prone magazine by any means, so they can't go after the party line. Basically they were trying to portray the opponents of Obama as Muslim-phobes, but since many did not get the joke, the spinsters went to Plan B. I would have done the same thing.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 04:06 pm
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
DaNkinator



Joined: Tue Oct 23rd, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 6072
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
What cracks me up is the AP saying that we underestimate the intelligence of the American people. That's fucking awesome.

The only thing being underestimated is the unintelligent rednecks who won't even grasp the concept of this EVER being satire and will see this as nothing but total reinforcement of the bullshit rhetoric and beliefs coming from biggots like Limbaugh and fuckstains like O'Riley.

Last edited on Wed Jul 16th, 2008 04:09 pm by DaNkinator

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 04:14 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
HarryG
HALL OF FAMER


Joined: Sat Jun 28th, 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Posts: 2019
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Imagine if that had been the cover of the latest New Republic.   Then you would have seen a hue and cry.

Bottom line is, the cover was lame.  Doesn't matter whether one supports Obama or no.  It was hardly funny nor worth the effort.



____________________
Trying to find my way back....
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 07:51 pm
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
BigJ



Joined: Thu Oct 18th, 2007
Location: The Bottom Of Lake Millerton
Posts: 6932
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
DaNkinator wrote: What cracks me up is the AP saying that we underestimate the intelligence of the American people. That's fucking awesome.

The only thing being underestimated is the unintelligent rednecks who won't even grasp the concept of this EVER being satire and will see this as nothing but total reinforcement of the bullshit rhetoric and beliefs coming from biggots like Limbaugh and fuckstains like O'Riley.


Prolly for another thread, but I'm curious about some backup on Limbaugh being a bigot.

O'Reilly is a fuckstain, though I'll admit to being occasionally entertained by him. 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 08:52 pm
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
pjstef



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2196
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 


I think people who are Rush's harshest critics have never listened to him for more than a minute. I don't think he dislikes people based on ethnicity or race.

He is out to entertain. He articulates his points very well, you always know where he stands. Many who disagree find his message threatening for some reason - I read demands for him to be murdered last week when he got his new deal. Those are the people who really scare me. (But it is great fun to tease people like that). Rush is not even exchange talk radio per se, he has a predetermined set of points he addresses each day. It is all a routine. There is a lot of showmanship.

I may not agree with everything he says, but he is good at what he does. The people I know who listen regularly do so because they enjoy his style, not because they agree with everything he says.

O'Reilly is more moderate - but I don't find him as genuine.

There are other talk radio personalities I agree with more - say a guy like Mike Francesa in NY - but I dislike due to their style. I don't feel entertained.

Last edited on Wed Jul 16th, 2008 09:37 pm by pjstef

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 09:25 pm
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
HarryG
HALL OF FAMER


Joined: Sat Jun 28th, 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Posts: 2019
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
pjstef wrote:

I think people who are Rush's harshest critics have never listened to him for more than a minute. I don't think he dislikes people based on ethnicity or race.

He is out to entertain.

 

When I worked in radio, the station at which I ran the board carried Limbaugh for 4 years.  Pjstef is correct-Limbaugh is a werker.  By his own admission (check for interviews w/ Rush-you'll find the comments), Limbaugh is playing a character for entertainment and Arbitron points.  He is merely taking his own political views and amping them up to get reactions.  He is Talk Radio's version of a Pro Rassler.

Personally, the years where I sat at the board waiting for the clock to hit :21, :30, :42, :55, and :00 so I could play some spots, were not made better by Rush.  He didn't entertain me much-but he DID bring in the advertising bucks-and that's what counted.

Last edited on Thu Jul 17th, 2008 10:23 pm by HarryG



____________________
Trying to find my way back....
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2008 10:19 pm
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
brodiescomics



Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 3467
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
We've had the Limbaugh discussion before. People who have listened to him, get it. Those who don't listen to him, don't.



____________________
Check out my YouTube Channel...
https://www.youtube.com/user/brodiescomics
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2008 12:55 pm
  PM Quote Reply
11th Post
DaNkinator



Joined: Tue Oct 23rd, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 6072
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
And you think I haven't listened to him enough to not form that conclusion?

Give me a break.  It's all over the internet and the media; The opinion, with supporting evidence to reach said conclusion, that the guy is a racist bigot. 

Shit, he was fired from ESPN for comments about Donovan McNabb.  Of course, he says that they were taken out of context.  Ya know, the same excuse Imus used? 

Is he a work?  Maybe, but as I pointed out in my initial statement, there are many that don't realize or care if that's even true or not, they just take everything he says as gospel.


Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2008 02:00 pm
  PM Quote Reply
12th Post
bart

 

Joined: Mon Jul 14th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 742
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I liked it and found it funny. I know, laughing at Obama is some sort of sin these days but the guy is just a politician. Wide open for lampooning like that.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2008 02:11 pm
  PM Quote Reply
13th Post
amerorig



Joined: Thu Oct 18th, 2007
Location: Fresno, California USA
Posts: 2995
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
DaNkinator wrote: And you think I haven't listened to him enough to not form that conclusion?

Give me a break.  It's all over the internet and the media; The opinion, with supporting evidence to reach said conclusion, that the guy is a racist bigot. 

Shit, he was fired from ESPN for comments about Donovan McNabb.  Of course, he says that they were taken out of context.  Ya know, the same excuse Imus used? 

Is he a work?  Maybe, but as I pointed out in my initial statement, there are many that don't realize or care if that's even true or not, they just take everything he says as gospel.



What he said about Donovan McNabb was the truth.  He had enough guts to say it. 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2008 06:02 pm
  PM Quote Reply
14th Post
brodiescomics



Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 3467
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
amerorig wrote: DaNkinator wrote: And you think I haven't listened to him enough to not form that conclusion?

Give me a break.  It's all over the internet and the media; The opinion, with supporting evidence to reach said conclusion, that the guy is a racist bigot. 

Shit, he was fired from ESPN for comments about Donovan McNabb.  Of course, he says that they were taken out of context.  Ya know, the same excuse Imus used? 

Is he a work?  Maybe, but as I pointed out in my initial statement, there are many that don't realize or care if that's even true or not, they just take everything he says as gospel.



What he said about Donovan McNabb was the truth.  He had enough guts to say it. 

And not racist at all.



____________________
Check out my YouTube Channel...
https://www.youtube.com/user/brodiescomics
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2008 06:12 pm
  PM Quote Reply
15th Post
Kid_Naitch



Joined: Tue Oct 30th, 2007
Location: IOWA
Posts: 4903
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
brodiescomics wrote: amerorig wrote: DaNkinator wrote: And you think I haven't listened to him enough to not form that conclusion?

Give me a break.  It's all over the internet and the media; The opinion, with supporting evidence to reach said conclusion, that the guy is a racist bigot. 

Shit, he was fired from ESPN for comments about Donovan McNabb.  Of course, he says that they were taken out of context.  Ya know, the same excuse Imus used? 

Is he a work?  Maybe, but as I pointed out in my initial statement, there are many that don't realize or care if that's even true or not, they just take everything he says as gospel.



What he said about Donovan McNabb was the truth.  He had enough guts to say it. 

And not racist at all.

Limbaugh's comments on McNabb weren't racist, just erroneous.



____________________
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 02:07 pm Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page    
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > General Discussion > New Yorker Cover Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2013 Data 1 Systems