Obama Outraged by Satirical Free Speech New Yorker Magazine Cover

 

Add satire to the long list of things that Obama and the Obama campaign claim that we cannot talk about their candidate. Barack Obama, I think thou dost protest too much. Do you not understand satire and sarcasm? Or does the Obama campaign protest because they think it hits too close to home in their depiction? If Obama and his campaign believe their assertions that they New Yorker is making about the many unfounded and rumors on the internet as being absurd … then why do they have a problem with this absurd cover? Maybe Obama does not think its satire … maybe he thinks its real.

Once again we are presented with some insight in to the novice that is Barack Obama and his reaction to one simple satirical magazine cover.

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So now the Obama campaign is against the First Amendment and “Free Speech”. Some one may want to notify Obama that there is freedom of the press and free speech in the United States. You know Barack, that country with 60 states and the one that your wife Michelle has never been proud of before, that you wish to be President of. Where was Obama’s outrage over the political satirical cartoons that have graces the covers of magazines and the pages of newspapers of George W. Bush for the past 8 years? Hmm?

The Obama camp is outraged by the cover of the New Yorker. They claim its tasteless and offensive. At least they cannot claim that it is a smear job from the “Right Wing Conspiracy”.  Both Obama and McCain need to chill. Its called politics and free speech. You know what they say about not being able to handle the heat.

Barack Obama’s campaign decried Monday a satirical cartoon on the cover of The New Yorker magazine showing the Democratic presidential hopeful wearing Islamic dress while his wife holds a Kalashnikov.
The influential weekly defended its cover, titled “The Politics of Fear,” as a critique of unfounded allegations during the campaign that have attempted to paint Obama, who is Christian, as a closet radical Muslim.

“Our cover ‘The Politics of Fear’ combines a number of fantastical images about the Obamas and shows them for the obvious distortions they are,” said New Yorker editor David Remnick.

New Yorker editor defends cover

The fact of the matter is that all things negative against Obama have been deemed off limits. Late night talk show comedians have had a field day with John McCain; however, jokes of Obama are no where to be found.

Comedy has been no easier for the phalanx of late-night television hosts who depend on skewering political leaders for a healthy quotient of their nightly monologues. Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and others have delivered a nightly stream of jokes about the Republican running for president — each one a variant on the same theme: John McCain is old.

But there has been little humor about Obama: about his age, his speaking ability, his intelligence, his family, his physique. And within a late-night landscape dominated by white hosts, white writers, and overwhelmingly white audiences, there has been almost none about his race.

Listen to the excuse that the leftists make on the Talk Shows as to why there is no Obama material. Talk about making excuses for their messiah. Obama has made tons of gaffes (HERE, HERE & HERE) along the way, the liberal TV just doesn’t want to show them.

“The thing is, he’s not buffoonish in any way,” said Mike Barry, who started writing political jokes for Johnny Carson’s monologues in the waning days of the Johnson administration and has lambasted every presidential candidate since, most recently for Letterman. “He’s not a comical figure,” Barry said.

UPDATE I: Christopher Hitchens Weighs in on the Barack Obama cartoon controversy

Is Barack Obama to thin skinned to be President of the United States? He certainly seems to be in at ever time he is criticised or made fun of, Obama over-reacts. However, the reality is … is Obama intelligent enough to be President? As The Vodka Pundit reminds us from the New Yorker article, they are not making fun of Obama, The New Yorker is making fun of “lowly white hicks”. Doesn’t Obama get that?

The New Yorker cover isn’t great satire. It’s not even good satire. At best, it’s cheap sarcasm – if you’ll forgive the redundancy. Blitt’s art merely encourages you to sneer, as Hitchens noted, at the “lowly white hicks.”



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  • Comments

    24 Responses to “Obama Outraged by Satirical Free Speech New Yorker Magazine Cover”

    1. yoyo muffintop on July 15th, 2008 12:39 pm

      I’ll take your Michelle Obama “never really proud” comment and raise you a John McCain “never really loved Ameica” one.

      And I take your “57 states” and raise you a “Czechoslovakia”.

      gotta love year long campaigning.

    2. Susy Q on July 15th, 2008 1:42 pm

      Oh Dear Lord…..I wish we did our elections like the UK…..six weeks start to finish…all done…

    3. Susy Q on July 15th, 2008 1:44 pm

      Yoyo… your comment was funny and sooo true.

    4. Susan on July 15th, 2008 3:31 pm

      Satire…gotta love it!! Great pic of Michelle “NEVER PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN” and OSAMA Barack HUSSEIN Obama :-)

    5. brie. on July 15th, 2008 4:38 pm

      Geez…step on his toe and he cries, Wah!Wah! What a thin-skinned individual….!!!

      Michelle, “never proud to be an American” and I Obama, can’t salute the flag and what it stands for….our country stands for many great things and many, many great people but you can see them nor do you want to….because you have been in that black racist Muslim church…..

      We need to stand together with Winston Churchill on this on….Never give in….never, never, never give in….

    6. Malloy on July 15th, 2008 5:09 pm

      The only reason that this Mr. & Mrs. Obama satire DOES have impact — and may very likely spread — is because like all good satire, or good humor for that matter, there’s more than a germ of truth in it. Otherwise, the satire would utterly roll off the Obamoids’ backs, having no impact.

    7. brie. on July 15th, 2008 5:20 pm

      Obama says assume responsibility for your children and spend more time with them but yet he goes to his daughter’s soccer game and gets on his blackberry, not paying attention to how she was playing…. until Michelle wacked him a few times then he put it in his pocket…so really, don’t pay any attention to what I say….I am all about nothing….

      When I watch him and hear him speak and I feel in his voice the same arrogance, obnoxious persistence attitude and ego of Rev Wright…he displays the personality of someone who is saying…I can get away with it but you can’t….

      He says not to mention race in the campaign but yet he does it all the time….no one died and left him boss….and stop pointing that skinny a~~ finger at everybody, you learned that from your buddy Wright…things show through, you know!!!

    8. brie. on July 15th, 2008 7:28 pm

      Hiding in his black racist Muslim closet..did someone hit a nerve…a civil rights attorney always looking for a fight..ready to attack at any moment….he has no qualifications to run for President, knows nothing about budget, finances and spending, no foreign policy experience, has no management background experience, etc….just a mouth!!!!

    9. brie. on July 15th, 2008 8:34 pm

      Neither one of them have any respect for the United States of America…..I think they stink!!!! And I fear for what Obama could do to us….whale mouths….big chip on their shoulders….Michelle would totally embarrass the White House..and all the first ladies….I think of her as a troll…..

      bama recently spoke at a convention with the NAACP and of course he wore a brown suit….what a facade and a manipulator…..

    10. brie. on July 16th, 2008 8:53 am

      Who came for dinner… rev Wright….terrorists funding your budget….

      You want to stop the war before you have even seen what is going on…no one likes war….but keep it over there and don’t bring it here…no experience or knowledge in handing our current status, doesn’t have a clue….you don’t represent any field of safety for our country…just a mouth!!!!

    11. brie. on July 16th, 2008 9:27 am

      I would trust McCain to protect our country and he has enough knowledge on how to do just that…Obama a civil rights attorney, doesn’t know s~~t on any issue that pertains to the safety of our country or probably could care less….they the Obama’s, are not proud of the USA….why would anyone want to support this idiot who is nothing about what a President should be….!!!

      Raised by a white mother but yet choose to go the black route…do you really know who you are Obama….I don’t think so…!!! I think there are personality issues that he cannot handle…!!!

    12. Brad on July 16th, 2008 12:16 pm

      I do not know what everyone is worryig about, Bush will attack Iran, so there will be another war to worry about. Iran will be making so many mean threats that nobody will dare not to keep the “s..t kickin” republicans in power.

    13. Rusty Bridges on July 16th, 2008 12:50 pm

      Somebody remind me; who had the Che flag hanging in their office?

      This was meant to make a joke of right wingers and their beliefs about the Obamas. Obama didn’t get the joke because he is what the cartoon depicts, anti-American

    14. yoyo muffintop on July 16th, 2008 2:59 pm

      #13 – Maria Isabel.

      who did you think it was?

      Speaking of flags, here’s some “straight talk express” (60 Minutes 4/8/07):

      Interviewer: There was a political issue; a local issue, about whether the Confederate flag should fly over the Capitol.
      McCain: (Murmurs in assent)
      Interviewer: You – waffled on that.
      McCain: Yes. Worse than waffled.
      Interviewer: What do you mean?
      McCain: Well, I said that it was strictly a state issue, and clearly, knowing that it wasn’t.
      Interviewer: That’s not what you believed in your heart.
      McCain: No.
      Interviewer: What did you believe in your heart?
      McCain: That it was a symbol to many of a… a very offensive symbol to many, many Americans.
      Interviewer: Why did you say that?
      McCain: I’m sure for all the wrong reasons.
      Interviewer: And those wrong reasons would be?
      McCain: For ambition.
      Interviewer: For ambition.
      McCain: Sure.

      So McCain admits he will lie to get elected. What else has he lied about??

    15. brie. on July 16th, 2008 4:09 pm

      MCain doesn’t lie but Obama does….!!!

    16. yoyo muffintop on July 16th, 2008 5:17 pm

      John McCain: “It could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying.” Faith of My Fathers

      John McCain, in his own words, will lie for votes.

    17. brie. on July 16th, 2008 6:16 pm

      Get a life…..!!! Faith of My Fathers….!!!Brain damaged!!!!

    18. yoyo muffintop on July 16th, 2008 7:55 pm

      I’m sorry #17 – I knew you had an intellectual disability, but I did not know it was from brain damage. I assumed it was genetic.
      Lead poisoning or did you have a traumatic brain injury? Just curious.

    19. brie. on July 16th, 2008 8:32 pm

      Traumatic brain injury from a troll named yoyo muffin top….hey low life get the h~~l out of here….as usual!!!!!But in reality, you loose!!!!

    20. yoyo muffintop on July 16th, 2008 9:05 pm

      So it was a traumatic brain injury.
      In that case I won’t comment on your attempt at insult using the word “loose” instead of “lose”.
      lol.

    21. SUPER DAVE on July 17th, 2008 6:44 am

      maybe he should tell what’s her name to keep her mouth shut.
      also a lot of black people in Mississippi voted to keep the state flag as is.

    22. Rusty Bridges on July 17th, 2008 8:26 am

      #14
      And what was Obama doing in associating with Maria Isabel?

      McCain is admitting a mistake, not turning his back on people and flip flopping, or hiding who he is or where he came from. Any mortgage deals in McCains past?

    23. PETA Sex Ad … Always Spay & Neuter your Pets … Satire at its Finest | Scared Monkeys on July 18th, 2008 6:34 am

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    24. yoyo muffintop on July 19th, 2008 9:20 am

      #22 – he was not associating with Maria Isabel.
      Ms. Isabel seems a bit nutty, imo.
      http://tinyurl.com/2oujgx

      As far as mortgages goes…Ever hear of the Keating Five?

      McCain admits he will flat out lie about his stance on something to win an election. How can you believe one single thing he says?
      “It could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying.”

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