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Obama Osama Caricature Sparks Outrage

July 30, 2008

A cover photo of the New Yorker features Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama dressed as Osama Bin Laden and his wife clad as a militant, afro wearing, gun slinger in fatigues. The American flag burns in the fire place and Osama Bin Laden hangs on the wall.

The magazine stated the piece was done in the vein of satire, but many didn’t find it funny. I don’t like it, as it draws on stereotypes.

‘Scare tactic’ — Obama slams Muslim portrayal

The Obama campaign is condemning as “tasteless and offensive” a New Yorker magazine cover that depicts Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in a turban, fist-bumping his gun-slinging wife.

An American flag burns in their fireplace. The New Yorker says it’s satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.



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