Monday, July 14, 2008
Coming soon to a news rack near you is this piece of filth from the New Yorker Magazine.
On the cover is an illustration of the Michelle and Barack Obama. Michelle is wearing an Angela Davis-style afro and over her should is slung a machine gun. Barack is decked out in African attire and wearing sandals. The couple is engaging in the “terrorist fist jab” as first characterized by ED Hill of Fixed Noise.
What made the lefty New Yorker indulge in such a smear campaign of the Obamas? Why it’s enough to make the hearts of the PUMA crowd sing with glee!
The illustration, by Barry Blitt is called “The Politics of Fear” and, according to a New Yorker press release, “satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.” Strange how the New Yorker decided to “satirize” the Obamas but not John and Cindy McCain?
The joke isn’t so funny or enlightening to Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton, who called it “tastless and offensive.” Jake Tapper at ABC, another high-profile Obama supporter called it “as offensive a caricature as any magazine could publish.” At least the New Yorker don’t show the Obamas eating watermelon and smoking menthol cigarettes.