Tuesday, 15 July 2008

"This Might Be Satire" - Propagandhi, 1994

I didn't hear about this story until late this afternoon, when John and I were waiting at the Manor Hospital's outpatient area for an appointment with his surgeon. (His latest MRI looks pretty good - and any residual neck/shoulder pain is due to scar tissue from January's surgery and should resolve itself over the next two or three months. Fingers crossed!) John showed me a newspaper article about this cover on the latest edition of "The New Yorker".

Here's the BBC's take...as well as the thoughts of a columnist from the "Guardian" newspaper.

I also didn't really get the fist-bumping reference. But here's where I got my explanation - from the "Washington Post".

I've always been a big fan of "The New Yorker"...and their famous cartoons. But they've gone to far this time - in the name of satire.

To me, this isn't satire at all. It's offensive. And it's playing right into the hands of conservative Republicans.

Janet

2 Comments:

At 16 July, 2008 13:20 , Blogger Gnightgirl said...

I literally shrieked when I saw that cover. I'm mortified. I've run into plenty of yahoo's that buy into all of the images portrayed on that cover, and who will never even get that that it was meant to be satire (so says the New Yorker). The New Yorker has undone what I've been marching around trying to fix! Back to the drawing board.

 
At 16 July, 2008 14:36 , Blogger bronx boy said...

I emailed the New Yorker to voice my opinion that it was totally offensive and inappropriate. I have also vowed never again to purchase the magazine.

 

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