Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Once again, a cartoon kerfuffle

Althouse has got it just right:

Instead of responding stonily with "I have no response to that" Obama "could have laughed". It would reinforce the impression, and reassure everyone, that not only does he have a sense of humour, but that it has succeeded in surviving the campaign fatigue, Hillary Clinton and Reverend Wright. Instead, he opted for the stoically aggrieved tone. Disappointing, in view of his record.

Althouse also had it just right in referencing Seinfeld's view of the New Yorker Cartoon. I wonder if Obama digs Seinfeld.

On CNN' AC360, a panel of sanctimonious verbalizers (even David Gergen, who can usually be counted upon to keep a level-head on his shoulders) all joined the chorus of denouncers and renouncers... Some comments were not satire, and that I found worrisome... They all seem to have a very low opinion of the average American IQ. I'll try to find the link to the relevant segment later on.


Later: still no luck with CNN.


At 12:58 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a hit piece on the American Right...in case you didnt know. They are all a bunch of haters and fearmongers dont ya know.


At 1:23 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

You are too thenthitive, which is a perfect mirror image response to that of those who took offense to it from the other side. All sorts of people tried to "smear" Obama with these accusations, from Hilary's supporters and some Jewish nudniks to some of the less finicky Republicans. It's hardly aimed at one particular group. It's a caricature of Americans in general. Surely you can deal with it, NWO? Are Americans beyond making fun of?


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