In the last two and a half months, Mrs. Obama has had the unique opportunity to single-handedly correct and contradict a litany of tired stereotypes about black women.
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Even if we were offended by the New Yorker cover, we all must speak up for the right to offend. Discussions of "taste" or "respect" are insidious code words for censorship.
The Internet is full of declarative statements about satire these days, the most common of which being that "satire does not work unless it portrays its intended target."
Andrew Sullivan pulls this editorial cartoon from David Horsey, and asks, "How would the Republican base react to this?"
In light of the controversy surrounding this week's New Yorker cover, we wanted get some insight from an insider at the notoriously tight-lipped publi...
The great danger is that the lies and maliciousness the Obama slander sites busily fan could or has had some resonance with some voters, especially the much fought-over independents.
Barack Obama was asked if he had a response to the very controversial New Yorker cover that combines every rumor and smear about him and his wife Mich...
I get the joke. But dressing up perhaps the next president of the United States as the new millennium equivalent of Hitler is just gross and dumb. Anything would have been better.
Because everyone in America forgot about 9/11, and failed to buy a sufficient amount of non-circulating Liberian legal tender currency commemorative t...
The New Yorker gives Obama an opportunity to right himself and get back to being who he is. He needs to address people's fears -- not just to rebut them or dismiss them.
I'm sure you've already seen analysis as to why it's so bad. Here is the actual "what" of what's wrong.
The larger problem with the the New Yorker cover is that what Barry Blitt has created may be "satire" in the artist's mind, but it is not satire as executed.
This week's New Yorker cover shows Barack and Michelle Obama as Muslim terrorists burning a flag in the Oval Office. Why would they publish such a thing? We asked New Yorker editor David Remnick. Here's what he said.
The New Yorker says it's satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.
At a press availability Sunday afternoon in San Diego, Senator Obama was ...
Who knows if they'll get this in Dubuque, but they sure aren't going to like it in Chicago: This week's New Yorker cover features an image of Michell...
Presumably the readership is sophisticated enough to get the joke, but this going to upset a lot of people -- probably for the same reason it's going to delight a lot of others on the right.
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