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  1. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    1 in 10 americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim, despite denying it on serveral occassions, this is still popular belief.

    I think its only been excaserbated by The New Yorker publishing the following image.

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    Although, the New Yorker is generally read by more intelligent people, I bet that cartoon hasn't helped his case.
     
  2. sammys

    sammys Shelter Birmingham

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    cant say i know what sorta newspaper/magazine the new yorker is but im shocked that the above picture would be published in something intelligent people read? bit stupid really
     
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    Barnzee OmniaInNumerisSitaSunt

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    splendid...
     
  4. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    Its supposed to be a private eye style piss take i think, but instead of humourous satire they seemed to have gone on an all out campaign to discredit him.

    BBC Article:

     
  5. Greg P

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    TBH I can't see what the problem with this is...

    It's clearly a satirical drawing which not meant to be taken seriously - the issue which it raises - that much of the Western World seems to be in the grip of Islamaphobia - is a very valid point that should be addressed.

    If the New Yorker can only gain enough publicity for a story like this by publishing this on the cover to make the point then so be it...

    Islamaphobia has become the new McCarthyism, and it's anout time it stopped...

    In future times this will be seen as an important moment in time
     
  6. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    private eye shits all over the new yorker!

    i know its meant to be funny but that cartoon is jus poor taste imo
     
  7. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    and that real
     
  8. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    Nutek movement junglist

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    The shows called "What, where, how, who?" but "Why" replaces "Where" in the show :lol:
     
  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ooo youre so sharp youll cut yourself one of these days nutek
     
  11. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    he came out all guns blazing today, or yday considering the time change and all

    his first port of call is to end the war in Iraq and end the fight with Al Qaeda/Taliban

    interesting stance to take considering the power the arms trade has in America but he'd get my vote if i could
     
  12. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    the shows called The Late Edition, thats jus 1 segment

    new series should be back in the autumn on BBC Four, dunno if thats too highbrow for u lot:cowbell: