DB2 - 1) What are your first initial thoughts on the cover...

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  1) What are your first initial thoughts on the cover of The New Yorker? My first initial thoughts on this cover of the New Yorker was it was completely ridiculous and possibly a weak attempt to discredit Obama, but then when I saw the quote, I realized the meaning behind all the offensiveness. I thought that it was somewhat funny, when I asked myself “what if people actually believed everything on the cover?” It struck me that the wild imagination of these people could go pretty far. 2) What do you think was the purpose of this picture cover? Does this cover reinforce stereotypes? The satirical illustration of this picture cover perhaps is to show the absurdity of the widespread falsehoods, especially when they are all put together in one picture. The Osama portrait in the background means loyalty to terrorism. Obama in a Muslim cap and clothing suggests Obama is a Muslim. The burning of the US flag in the fireplace symbolizes hatred of America. Some
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