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What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
10-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
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10-06-2012, 12:28 PM
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Lame
and about as dishonest as Mitt

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10-06-2012, 12:34 PM
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RE: What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
Ignorant.

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10-06-2012, 12:57 PM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2012 12:59 PM by janedrake.)
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RE: What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
Let Mitt have this one. I'm looking forward to all the covers on Nov. 7th, which will read, President Barack Obama Re-elected in Landslide Win Over Opponent, Mitt Romney.
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10-06-2012, 01:12 PM
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RE: What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
It's funny. Harsh, but funny. Since absolutely nobody else came up with that, I can see why they went with it. It is a definite example of the first order of business in any media outlet - being business. It sells magazines.
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10-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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RE: What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
To me it looks like Lehrer is asleep. How appropriate.

Notice that Willard is pointing his finger at Obama (or where Obama would be if drawn in) the way Jan Brewer did.

And lastly, the empty chair... sure, it could be interpreted as an absent Obama but it could also be seen as that strange Eastwood "doddering old man" moment from the RNC when he talked to the imaginary Obama from RW world... and remember, THAT Obama told Willard to go f**k himself.

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10-06-2012, 02:52 PM
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There are still big cultural differences in America. Some people are impressed when they see someone act like an overly aggressive jerk. They think it's assertive and so on. Many of those people live in urban areas like New York where that kind of behavior is normal and seen as a virtue. They don't realize that, to many people in America, Romney made himself look like an ass.
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10-06-2012, 02:58 PM
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Willard showed he is still the bully who gets his frat brat buddies to hold down the kid and cut his hair. Entitled, boorish and obnoxious.

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10-06-2012, 03:16 PM
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not impressed
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10-06-2012, 04:12 PM
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RE: What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
Yeah, it's a play off of how Romney talked "at" Obama using the Gish Gallop technique analogized to Clint Eastwood's talking to an empty chair.

It's also a swipe at Obama for allowing Republicans to promote the meme that he is not adequate without a teleprompter.

Obviously it's distasteful - it's frequently annoying how New Yorker likes to be the person who can hurt you more when you least need it - just because they know you better.

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10-06-2012, 07:53 PM
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I think it fucking sucks!

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10-06-2012, 10:44 PM
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What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
Remember back in 2008, when they did a cover of Barack and Michelle as fist-bumping Muslim terrorists in the Oval Office?

Plus, they seem to have a hard-on for Mittens. I recall, after a debate in the primaries where Romney dominated, they ran a cover of Full'o'Mitt driving along with Santorum tied to the roof of his car.
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10-06-2012, 11:43 PM
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(10-06-2012 10:44 PM)regnaD kciN Wrote:  Remember back in 2008, when they did a cover of Barack and Michelle as fist-bumping Muslim terrorists in the Oval Office?

Plus, they seem to have a hard-on for Mittens. I recall, after a debate in the primaries where Romney dominated, they ran a cover of Full'o'Mitt driving along with Santorum tied to the roof of his car.

Yep. They're clever. They're The New Yorker. Cool
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10-07-2012, 01:35 AM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2012 01:35 AM by sandnsea.)
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RE: What are your thoughts on this New Yorker cover on the debate?
There are a couple of good pieces in the magazine though, one is remarks from friends and acquaintances who know his character. It really humanizes him and takes the sting off the debate (and cover). There's also some pics from Occidental and piece about a poetry seminar and an apartheid protest. Isn't there a right wing myth that nobody from Occidental remembers him? So if the cover is snarky and gets some asshole buyers - they're going to have quite a different portrait inside.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/ne...ebate.html
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