New Yorker Cover
July 17, 2008 8:29pm CST
A lot of you have probably seen it by now, maybe even responded to other discussions about it (sorry if there are 1,000 similar ones), but basically the cover of The New Yorker was a cartoon that showed Barack Obama and wife Michelle as Muslims. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7505953.stm A lot of people found it really offensive; the link includes a defense from the editor of The New Yorker, if you hadn't seen or thought about it or whatever. I tend to support the journalism industry when there's an issue with them, and I have to again here. I totally buy what he's saying, and I thought that's what the cartoon meant before I saw him saying it. So: Do agree with me and believe the magazine? How offensive is this to you? Does it really matter, big picture?
• United States
18 Jul 08
I believe the magazine and the cartoonist when they say they intended it as satire and to make fun of the crazy rumors people have been spreading about the Obamas and I believe strongly in free speech and freedom of the press but I still don't like the cover and I wish they wouldn't have done it, not that that matters. I think normally I'd have seen the humorous side of it but since I watch so much political news and read and post so much here on myLot I know just how seriously some people take these allegations that seem so crazy to most of us. I'm hoping that it really won't matter in the big picture. Considering how I heard tonight about McCain making a joke many years ago about a rape victim I have a feeling there just MIGHT be some unflattering magazine covers about him before November. Annie