The New Yorker’s Controversial Magazine Cover

14 07 2008

This illustration provided by The New Yorker magazine, the cover of the July 21, 2008 issue by artist Barry Blitt, shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama dressed as a Muslim and his wife as a terrorist. The magazine says the cover is meant to satirize the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the presidential election to derail Obama

(AP Photo/New Yorker)

…to read more on the story click here

What do you guys think? Who should be offended more? The Muslim community as a whole? or Barak Obama, the Democratic nominee for Presidency?

Be it a satirical criticism of Obama, or political prpaganda.. I personally find this illustration very offensive to Muslims. It was a cheap and tactless approach from Barry Blitt, whose many illustrations I enjoy, to convey his ideas and feelings on Obama’s candidancy.

What do you think?

P.S. note the painting hanging on the wall behind the caricature of Obama, and the American flag burning in the fireplace.

Take care and stay safe y’all
The Archer ’08

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9 responses

14 07 2008
ĐǻñĎõøðñ

mmmm….

i was thinking about this…i know that obama supposedly a muslim, but then converted to christianity. so given that, i dont understand what exactly this barry dudeperson is trying to convey with the caricature

i dont think it was just a mere satirical criticism of obama…unless it was a ‘pun intended’ kind of situation if you see where i going

and yes, as a muslim, i am offended by it, just like i am offended by every other portrayal of every single muslim as a terrorist. i find it strange that some people call on respecting the rights of minorities, and suddenly decided to generalize such a fact onto one billion muslims worldwide.

its sad.

what i dont understand though is why they portrayed his wife as a non-m7ajeba terrorist….mo 7aram? 😛

14 07 2008
Amethyst

Ma yshouf shar Blitt..

14 07 2008
The Archer

ĐǻñĎõøðñ

I agree with you 100%.

And LOL ’bout the Hijab!!! la la 3ady.. free free.. :p~

Amethyst

Ishar mayeech inshallah :p~

16 07 2008
jesterat314

Obama was never a muslim..
and no.. im not offended.. They wanted portray and deliver a satirical message about Obama’s campaign.. and they failed miserably.. if anything.. im embarrassed for them

17 07 2008
ĐǻñĎõøðñ

jester,
i stand corrected. i am just like the 26% of americans who thought that obama was a muslim. must be less blonde! 😉

19 07 2008
AnGeL

Oi U, what’s up!? :p

i want to ask you about something (since ur never online :@ ) how can i add the blogroll thingy u have on the right of ur blog?? the one with the update on the latest posts of the bloggers i add to my list?? need help with that. if u don’t see me online leave a comment explaining that on my blog as soon as u read this. and don’t email cause i don’t like checking my email :p 😀

see u later
miss u 🙂

19 07 2008
The Archer

Jesterat314

Well said.. 😉

ĐǻñĎõøðñ

lol! I guess I’m a blond too.. :p~

20 07 2008
F.

It’s a political caricature…
You can interpret it the way you like. The artist is obviously baffled how a supposedly muslim man can lead America on an anti-terrorist agenda.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Obama can prove him wrong.

21 07 2008
ĐǻñĎõøðñ

okay this is completely unrelated to this post

but you seem like a person who’s into computers and stuff so ima ask you

the stupid rss reader isnt getting updated with some of my readers, but is working well with others

do you have any idea wats wrong?

thanks in advance 🙂

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