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Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#1New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 17:14:11
https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/07/obama-muslim.html What do you think?
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#2New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 17:18:50
The New Yorker is a very intellectual magazine with lots of very dense and often quite creative content.

It's decidedly highbrow (and very snooty), and its readership will by and large understand the intent of the cover without issue.

However, it's a stupid stupid move by the magazine, because they should know better. This cover would be seen by the public at large as something quite different from intended. Maybe they want the controversy, I guess. But they either simply didn't think or they want the thing to be grossly misinterpreted.

The article sums up the problem quite comprehensively.
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#3New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 17:35:49
@jonnythan Said
The New Yorker is a very intellectual magazine with lots of very dense and often quite creative content.

It's decidedly highbrow (and very snooty), and its readership will by and large understand the intent of the cover without issue.

However, it's a stupid stupid move by the magazine, because they should know better. This cover would be seen by the public at large as something quite different from intended. Maybe they want the controversy, I guess. But they either simply didn't think or they want the thing to be grossly misinterpreted.

The article sums up the problem quite comprehensively.

I agree. Surely the editors are counting on this cover being misinterpreted by a large number of people. Intent is the key to discern in this case.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#4New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 17:38:28
@kentoo Said
I wonder? Perhaps the editors are counting on this cover being misinterpreted by a large number of people. Intent is the key to discern in this case.


I said as much. They were either incredibly brain-dead (it is entirely possible that the editors of that magazine have their heads so far up their asses that they wouldn't dream of a cover being seen or misinterpreted by the unwashed masses) or their exact intent was to cause controversy.


Ninja edit!
unrealgenius On September 13, 2008




Seattle, Washington
#5New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 18:00:47
The cover is a good reminder that the media is not about reporting the news so much as it is selling a story/magazine issues.
While its good that the United States maintains relative freedom of the press, we sometimes have to endure the bad with the good. it is surprising that the New Yorker would use such an inflammatory cover image.
The article does make an interesting comment that because it is so outrageous, it will be interpreted as satire. With no disrespect to individuals, my take is that the general public may not see it that way.
Vizzy On February 20, 2012




, Florida
#6New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 18:05:04
@jonnythan Said
I said as much. They were either incredibly brain-dead (it is entirely possible that the editors of that magazine have their heads so far up their asses that they wouldn't dream of a cover being seen or misinterpreted by the unwashed masses) or their exact intent was to cause controversy.


Ninja edit!


I'm inlcined to agree. That or they truly don't care what the unwashed masses think. You're either one of them and you get it or you're not and you don't. If you don't, they don't see that as their concern.
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#7New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 21:48:23
@jonnythan Said
The New Yorker is a very intellectual magazine with lots of very dense and often quite creative content.

It's decidedly highbrow (and very snooty), and its readership will by and large understand the intent of the cover without issue.

However, it's a stupid stupid move by the magazine, because they should know better. This cover would be seen by the public at large as something quite different from intended. Maybe they want the controversy, I guess. But they either simply didn't think or they want the thing to be grossly misinterpreted.

The article sums up the problem quite comprehensively.


Hey, I too think they went too far with this one....I can't see how it's funny...to many people think that about him as it is....
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#8New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 21:55:08
@spinkiegirl Said
Hey, I too think they went too far with one....I can't see how it's funny...to many people think that about him as it is....


Um, yeah, that's the joke.

When you actually put together all of the crazy right-wing theories about Obama and depict them like this, it just seems incredibly absurd. So absurd that you have to laugh at the people that come up with this stuff.

The picture is, literally, making fun of the "Obama is a Muslim!" crowd.

When you get down to its intended meaning, the image is a pretty biting and direct insult to many conservatives.
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#9New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 22:27:07
@jonnythan Said
Um, yeah, that's the joke.

When you actually put together all of the crazy right-wing theories about Obama and depict them like this, it just seems incredibly absurd. So absurd that you have to laugh at the people that come up with this stuff.

The picture is, literally, making fun of the "Obama is a Muslim!" crowd.

When you get down to its intended meaning, the image is a pretty biting and direct insult to many conservatives.


Oh really, can you tell me why it would be that insulting to the conservatives? Hey did you ever read any of my post from Obama monkey thread? I didn't want you to feel I was dodging you ok....hey could you go read my thread on what is a conservative and give me some feed back....I know we differ on alot of things, but I respect what you post...most of the time...LOL
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#10New Post! Jul 14, 2008 @ 22:31:29
@spinkiegirl Said
Oh really, can you tell me why it would be that insulting to the conservatives? Hey did you ever read any of my post from Obama monkey thread? I didn't want you to feel I was dodging you ok....hey could you go read my thread on what is a conservative and give me some feed back....I know we differ on alot of things, but I respect what you post...most of the time...LOL


Saying to someone "your ideas are so ridiculous, they're comically absurd" is an insult, don't you think?

That's precisely the message this cover is attempting to convey about many conservatives.
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#11New Post! Jul 16, 2008 @ 05:44:03
@jonnythan Said
Saying to someone "your ideas are so ridiculous, they're comically absurd" is an insult, don't you think?

That's precisely the message this cover is attempting to convey about many conservatives.


Yeah, I agree, there are just so many americans out there that don't know this stuff is NOT TRUE!!! And yes...it's very insulting....I may not have followed elections in the past, but it seems to me that no other candidate running for president has ever had to put up with the cramp Mr.Barack Obama is....very SAD!!!
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