Free Speech Under Attack on Obama's Plane

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Is Barack Obama fighting free speech?That chilling question is what many bloggers and members of the press are considering after "The New Yorker" was not granted one of the 40 press passes available on the plane carrying Barack Obama to the Middle East. Justifiably appalled by Obama's caricature on the cover of "The New Yorker" last week, it appears as if his camp is fighting back by the lowest, dirtiest, Bush-like means available: they're restricting the press.Intentional or not, this move...Read Full Story

Previous Barry Blitt Work for 'New Yorker' Also Provocative

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We knew you were curious, so we've found some of Barry Blitt 's previous covers and cartoons from the 'New Yorker.'Covers March 17, 2008 November 13, 2006 October 8, 2007 To see a LOT more of Blitt's covers, see Cartoonbank.com 's gallery. You can even get them on a T-shirt.CartoonsSorry, to avoid any copyright shenanigans, you'll have to click through the cartoons to see the full-size images.Money I'm Home     Just like mother    Why the big nose? Barry Blitt's Drawger.com profileSee...Read Full Story

Obama 'New Yorker' Cover: Clever or Cowardly?

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If you haven't seen it yet, here's the cover by artist Barry Blitt .See if you can find:1. Barack Obama dressed in traditional Muslim attire.2. Michelle Obama depicted as a machine-gun wielding militant.3. The American flag burning in the fireplace.4. A portrait of Osama bin Laden over the fireplace mantle.Anyone the least bit familiar with the New Yorker is going to get the joke. It's calling out the ridiculousness of rumours spread by e-mails and right-wing conspiracy theorists that the...Read Full Story