Monday, July 14, 2008

Obama New Yorker Cover - WTF?

Obama New Yorker Cover

What the fuck?

Obama campaign is pissed. McCain nods in agreed outrage - or perhaps foreplay to sleep as he hugged his teddy and began immediately snoring.

At first blush, I thought it clever satire, and then this quote smacked me in the ass:
Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page told CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday that the cover "is just lampooning all the crazy ignorance out there."
Aye, there's the rub. The satire or "lampooning" is clever to clever (or at least educated) people. It opens the conversation to those who like to pine intellectual about the political ramifications of the upcoming election. No one else.

The ignorant people out there, those who don't have access to the New Yorker/wouldn't read the New Yorker anyway/cannot read, will glance at the cover on the national section of the evening news, confirm their conviction, and mumble something about gangs, negroes, or Muslims. And perhaps, in their own version of clever, will combine all three into a racially-charged aphorism that'll make their friends spit Budweiser out their nose.

Er, MGD. Dincha'ear? Faggy Bud sold out to them Europeans.

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