AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Shoma Mittra, iMargaret Hardisty, iAmy Sellers, iIan Thorpe, iBrad Kennedy, iSubbarao Mukkavilli, iWilliam Pusey, i

  Home > Essays > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

L. K. Craft - Hisayasu

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 82 Titles
· 122 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2006

   newsletter

Subscribe to the L. K. Craft - Hisayasu Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
L. K. Craft - Hisayasu, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by L. K. Craft - Hisayasu

I Am Not Amused . . .
by L. K. Craft - Hisayasu   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, July 14, 2008
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
L. K. Craft - Hisayasu

Thanksgiving Reflections
Life Is Not About 'Things'!
HOMELESS: The Forgotten
FORGIVENESS: A Choice of Obedience
Divine Boldness In Early 70's . . .
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus . . .
Guilty From Yesterday . . .
           >> View all

Humor is often used with a purpose . . . pondering this satical cover, I am not amused . . .

I am not amused at the cover of THE NEW YORKER, July 21, 2008 issue (photo of cover below).    This so called 'humor' is devisive and furthermore supports misinformation that runs rampant today.   It portrays Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, as winning the presidential election. They are in the Oval Office and Barack is wearing a turban and dressed in tribal Muslim attire. Michelle has her hair in an afro and is touting a militant look complete with a semi-automatic rifle.  They celebrate by giving each other a 'fist pump.'  In the backdrop is a painting of Osama bin Laden hanging above the fireplace.  This magazine has clearly stepped over the line with this so called 'satrical cover'.

The New Yorker's Editor-in-Chief, David Remnick was asked about his decision to run the cover, and had this to say (via HuffPo):"The idea that we would publish a cover saying these things literally, I think, is just not in the vocabulary of what we do and who we are... We've run many many satirical political covers. "  Isn't it interesting that he said, "I think" . . .

Mr. Remnick, I am not laughing.   It's wrong to think that our filter is equal to another.  Everyone filters things differently.  No one see's everything alike . . .  Your cover projects new thoughts for some and it support the misinformed beliefs of others.  Mr. Remnick, your comment showcases your self-absorbed belief that all of us know and feel exactly as you do.  WRONG, and even more wrong is the fact that this so call piece of 'satrical humor' won't breed further misinformation.  Besides the laughs we get from humor, we forget about the ones that get hurt at our expense.  A lot of humor is seriously damaging.  THE NEW YORKER went too far this time . . .   it has lost me.

 

 

Web Site: brightreflection.com


Reader Reviews for "I Am Not Amused . . ."


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Eileen Granfors
I don't like to see stereotypes continued, even in jest. It's just a way for the ignorant to say "See, I told you so." Not The New Yorker's finest moment. eg
Reviewed by Keith Rowley
I'm a non-American Obama supporter - I think he'll be the best thing for the western world since...since I don't know. But surely, we must not, in our enthusiasm, become over-sensitive to the point of stifling satire and free speech generally. I am aware that many Americans think that Obama is a muslim of some sort, and that this will tend to reinforce prejudice, but I don't think we should limit freedom of expression because of this.

Hope you guys elect him!
Reviewed by Robert Noonan
Nor was I. The New Yorker should apologize and explain their thoughtless error on their next magazine cover.
Popular Essays Articles
  1. Challenges for Economists and for the Econ
  2. Crisis Management
  3. Rhode Read: Clams Casino - Culinary Surviv
  4. Retro 60s Flashback: Ding! Ding! Pump My R
  5. Rhode Read:M-O-O for Coffee Milk, RI's Sac
  6. U.S. Inheritance Laws and Wealth Accumulat
  7. Another Shakespeare Doubter, book review
  8. Private Foundations....Good, Bad, or Ugly?
  9. Blaze a Trail: Do Something Nobody Else Ha
  10. Earth Day 2015--Promises To Be Kept

Pass Fail by Carolyn HowardJohnson

32 Stories About Teaching, from Inspiring to Hilarious for Anyone Who Has Ever Been to School..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Essays on Human Potential, Volume I by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

An anthology of essays exploring the subject of Human Potential...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.