Monday, July 14, 2008

Tasteless and offensive? What's new?

Obama slams Muslim portrayal
Mike Allen Sun Jul 13, 8:33 PM ET
Barack Obama's campaign is condemning as “tasteless and offensive” a New Yorker magazine cover that depicts Obama in a turban, fist-bumping his gun-slinging wife.

An American flag burns in their fireplace.

The New Yorker says it's satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.

The Obama campaign quickly condemned the rendering. Spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Sen. Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree. In fact, we find it so tasteless and offensive that we've made 37 million copies of the depiction for future distribution in swing states such as West Virginia and Kentucky. They eat that shit up in those places."

Just kidding. . . desperate republicans would never resort to such tactics.

Have the editors of New Yorker Magazine completely lost their fucking minds? Do you mother fuckers think you are so damned groovy that you're beyond reproach and can execute whatever tasteless and offensive satire you want?
Maybe if it had been an accompanying graphic with the story, but pasted on the cover? Yea, you're so fucking out of touch with mainstream America you've become irrelevant to all but a few latte licking uber-groovy granola chewing urban white dorks.


Chris M said...


yellowdog granny said...

what do you expect from a bunch of dumb damn yakees?....i'd like to kick their asses..

SagaciousHillbilly said...

chris m - "profile not available."

Why not? You got something to hide? Afraid to let the good people in the gov't know who or where you are? Huh? What are you trying to hide?

kreplech said...

hmmm... something tells me that the NYer needed a way to sell a story. gas prices up - lattes sold and copies of NYer bought down.

Sal Kilmister said...

Well put Sagacious, but I think there are much bigger things to deal with, like McCain not being able to speak in public and me not being able to afford to drive.