Friday, October 3, 2008

Redemption from "Covergate"?

Malcolm remembers Boston, in the Great State of Massachusetts (as they say), for many reasons, almost all pleasant. One that was more dubious was the New Yorker magazine issue which produced the infamous "Covergate":

For a gnat's lifetime, the usual longevity of a non-story, US media became obsessed with Barry Blitt's "satirical" image: "President" Obama in the Oval Office, in robe and head-dress, Old Glory burning in the fireplace, Michelle Obama with AK47 in combat-gear.

Malcolm knows from repeated contact with New Jersey that his US associates and in-laws do not easily relate to irony.

Now, the current issue of the New Yorker has endorsed Obama:
At a moment of economic calamity, international perplexity, political failure, and battered morale, America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama.
If we are to believe the Huffingtons of this world -- normal diplomatic relationships have been restored.

As if the New Yorker and its readers were going to vote anyway else. Sphere: Related Content

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