Missing The Point
When some people are given lemons by life, they make lemonade. When the Obama campaign was given a bottle of Château Lafite Rothschild, they turned it into vinegar.
When a couple of leftwingers living in isolation on the “Redneck Riviera”, like the Pensacola Beach Blogger and myself can recognize something as an all too accurate portrayal of the media coverage of Obama, how do you explain the absurd reaction of the “important leftie bloggers” living in the Northeast and California.
Even the Canadians are wondering what’s going on in the CBC piece, Obama campaign says New Yorker cartoon goes too far.
Then you have incredibly stupid people wondering when the New Yorker is going to do a similar cover on McCain. The short answer is never – the media doesn’t spread negative rumors and innuendo about McCain. I must assume that these people rarely, if ever, have read the New Yorker and, for them, Mad magazine is the sine qua non of satire.
This is satire, not a joke. Satire does not always inspire a laugh: it is intended to cause discomfort for the target. The target of the cover was the media, not Obama, and the fact that Obama and his supporters don’t understand that obvious point shows a definite lack of media skills on their part. In case people haven’t noticed the media is screaming bloody murder about this, and it isn’t because they are supporting Obama, it’s because they know it is directed towards them.