I guess I understand why the Obama campaign does not like the New Yorker cover, but to be honest, it looks like the kind of stuff you see in political cartoons everywhere always. They were just poking fun at all the BS that the email smears have been spreading, but I guess if you have never actually received those emails, then it might not make sense.
And as someone who is hardly on the fence regarding the Obama campaign, I just don’t see what the big deal is though. It was clear what they are doing, and they aren’t, you know, the folks actually spreading this kind of garbage. And again, it is kind of run of the mill stuff for political cartoons, and if I had seen the cover before I had seen everyone’s reaction at memeorandum, I would have predicted that liberals and Democrats would have gotten the joke and approved of it.
By the way- has anyone discussed the actual content inside the magazine?
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Is there anything fundamentally different about this Obama cover that would make reactions different from the ones they had about, say, the infamous Danish
Allah Muhammed cartoons? Just asking if people feel differently about the two, and why?
Errantly had Allah there- shows you how much attention I paid to that.