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The New Yorker Tries To Be Funny

In order to be truly grown and sexy, between buying the right fashion and tech toys while being the quintessential business professional (or owner), you have to be following the political front even if for a little bit. So you must have came across this during the last few days:

I have to say that this election year can only get more interesting lol It will be even more interesting when we either get a really old guy for president or a black guy for president. 2009 will be the year to be in I suppose. Some real history is going to be made for all of us.

My opinion? Its a bit distasteful, but I am very much the thinker (sometimes to my detriment) and I immediately (well, after a second or 2) understood what was going on here. It was The New Yorker just pointing out irrational fears of who Obama is. Complete with the fist pound (and obvious terrorist/gang symbol of thuggery), picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall with the USofA flag burning in the fire place, wife with retro 60’s/70’s afro (fight the power) and a gun on her back. She got the, “you go boy” look on her face and he got the, “I just hoodwinked you MF’s”

I guess I understand the uproar, but to me it was a satire and a very detailed one. Much like many political comic drawings seen on Slate.com (do a Google search for Political Cartoons), they tend to draw on the events of the times and have multiple meanings embedded in them. This cartoon is no different than those seen in the political cartoon circle and they can go for the jugular at times.

Nevertheless, I do believe they did go a little bit too far.

And if you think about how someone who is Muslim feels about this cartoon, it makes it worst.

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