Monday, July 14, 2008

Satire or Scandalous

The cover of the July 21st New Yorker magazine presents an image of Barak and Michelle
Obama in the white house dressed as Muslim terrorists. They are fist bumping, there is a photo of Osama Bin Laden in the background and an American flag buring in the fireplace.

The New Yorker claims it is merely a satirical look at the rumours that have circulated about Obama. Given that there are still many people in this country believe that Obama is a Muslim and that there has been and still is an active campaign to portray him as such, I just don't think that any attempt at satire on this subject is acceptable.

To me, this is a scandalous, tasteless and offensive weapon for the hateful few that continue to spread innuendo and lies.

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