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Old 07-13-2008, 08:35 PM   #16
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Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton says: "“The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:37 PM   #17
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Who is offended?

It is a silly picture.

That makes fun of the people that spread all the rumors.
I agree with you.

But at the same time I think the picture is too high brow for a good 50% of the population. Then again, I wouldn't imagine them to be New Yorker readers in the first place.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:42 PM   #18
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I agree with you.

But at the same time I think the picture is too high brow for a good 50% of the population. Then again, I wouldn't imagine them to be New Yorker readers in the first place.

Why does that matter?

Are not they writing and publishing for their customer base?
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Well that's exactly why I said that the crowd who wouldn't get it probably aren't readers anyway.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:46 PM   #20
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I bet that there are people who will mistakingly buy this mag thinking it is a slam to Obama....hehe

Brilliant Sales Cover.
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a few more covers






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i think its hilarious that people actually believe those ideas that get put out - it makes me feel sorry for them...
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The illustration, by Barry Blitt,is called "The Politics of Fear" and, according to the NYer press release, "satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama's campaign."
If they incorporated that title in the image somewhere, like the outline of the carpet, it would make all the difference. Otherwise, it just hits in the wrong way...like a joke nobody gets, except the person telling it.
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If they incorporated that title in the image somewhere, like the outline of the carpet, it would make all the difference. Otherwise, it just hits in the wrong way...like a joke nobody gets, except the person telling it.
I get the New Yorker at work. I didn't even blink an eye when I saw this. What's not to get? As deep pointed out, it's aimed at readers of The New Yorker, and it's intent is quite obvious to them.
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Personally, I'm not that bothered by it.

I do think the other covers deep showed illustrate more subltey than this one did. I guess it may cause a kerfluffle for a bit.

And as I (and Dread ) suggested before there will be a segment of the population who don't read the New Yorker but who will see the cover and draw the wrong conclusions
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:38 PM   #26
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I wonder what the reaction would be to this image if only it was shown -- not on the cover of The New Yorker (or any other publication) and without the title or any explanation.

Does it stand on it's own or does context make it work?
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My vote:

It's not offensive, but it's also not "brilliant" satire.

I saw it and did not blink, one way or the other. And I hope to the high heavens that people don't actually look at that and think it's all that highbrow. It's not.
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My vote:

It's not offensive, but it's also not "brilliant" satire.

I saw it and did not blink, one way or the other. And I hope to the high heavens that people don't actually look at that and think it's all that highbrow. It's not.
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What do you think?
It's hardly brilliant, but not offensive either, at least to me.

Basically, I agree with what NSW said.
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About as subtle as a sledgehammer...
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