Monday, July 14, 2008
DISTASTEFUL, NEW YORKER!
No one said it was going to be easy running for president in a predominantly white country, which was once very racist, being a person of color. However the attacks are beginning to pile up and sometimes very subtle like this ignoble front page cover of The New Yorker, which luckily no one reads any longer. It is very disheartening to see such stereotypical fear mongering cover on a magazine out of New York; depicting all the numerous rumours making rounds about Barack Obama. It feeds the fear factor of those Americans who are not comfortable with an "outsider" running for the president; imagine those along the Appalachian belt such as West Virginia who will take this as gospel? To The New Yorker, Icheoku says "shame on you" for feeding the ember of flames of falsehoods about Barack Obama, which has for some time now been dogging his presidential campaign run. It does not matter the context, even the pretext of satire which you tried to explain it away with, is as distasteful as it is disparaging. Icheoku has hence branded you an anti-change and anti-hope yellow tabloid of the Union.
By your cover of the July 21st, 2008 issue titled "The Politics of Fear" depicting our beloved Democratic Party's presidential candidate Barack Obama dressed as a Muslim and his wife as a terrorist, you have crossed the line of decency and now becomes a full fledged idiotic partisan. And your artist, Barry Blitt whose warped mind created the cover will never sleep well again, as he has murdered sleep by regurgitating all the innuendos of the past concerning our candidate of change and hope; which innuendos you full well know to be falsehoods and purely a tactics to derail his campaign. You are guilty of abetting and inciting a hate speech! To your lame duck defence that your readership is sophisticated enough to get the joke; Icheoku will like to respond, did you guys at The New Yorker ever factor in the not so literate many who will see the picture literally and take it for its face value? Did your editor ever consider that there are still so many Americans incapable of nuancing issues and who will take the cover for what it depicts and swallow that as a given fact, alluding to the fact of its publication as the evidence of its truthfulness? You guys at The New Yorker are rather very shallow and very myopic with this your inept attempt at defending a defenseless hit job of a cover. And whatever defense you guys may have had falls flat on its face when the inside page fierce critique of Obama's political skills by your writer Ryan Lizza is taken into advisement. The totality of both referenced proves a concert - there is a willful and deliberate attempt by your tabloid to sabotage our Obama's campaign but you will go the way of all the other antagonists of yore.
Even the Washington Post, a conservative right wing publication identified your cover as "incendiary", so where are your allies? Icheoku's verdict on you for this infradig is that it shall not be well with all you conspirators out there, who are having a nightmare over the present cataclysmic shifting political climate in America!