OK, a bit tenuous to say the least...but I'm not sure that's how the cartoon will be/is being judged but it will sure spice up the election campaign: the image has it all...'Muslim' Obama, his wife with a Black Panther (??) afro and gear - "packing a machine gun and some serious ammo". Osama bin Laden picture on the wall and not forgetting the Stars and Stripes burning away on the fire! No holds barred!!! (click on image for full story)
Update: Artist Barry Blitt: "It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is."
Update II: New Yorker editor David Remnick call the cover "satire" targeting not Obama, but the "absurdity" of the rumors flying about him."
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Oval Office Obama offensive?...
Offensive in both senses of the word. Not very polemic...NOT MUCH! The excellent blogging internet newspaper The Huffington Post reports it thus: "The illustration, by Barry Blitt, is called "The Politics of Fear" and, "according to the NYer press release, satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama's campaign." Uh-huh. What's that they say about repeating a rumor?" And their updates on both the artist and The New Yorker editor comments:
Posted by Span Ows at 9:45 am