July 14th, 2008
09:04 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 7/14/08

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  1. moderator

    sorry guys. we're having technical difficulties and had to shut down tonight's live blog. we'll have it all worked out for tomorrow.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  2. B. Greenaway

    This was not satire. It was Sad and Tired. I think some of the voting public need to do a bit more homework and educate themselves about the candidates and the issues instead of choosing a candidate based on party, or race or sex.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  3. Sarah, Texas

    Of course it's going to affect the campaign. It shouldn't! But it will, that's America for you. People can be bias all they want...one of our lucky rights.

    Maybe presidential candidates should wear a plastic bag over their body the entire race, disguise their voices so people can't tell their gender and make people vote the way they should-the issues.

    Might not be logical, but sure would cut down all these annoying smear tactics.

    Come on old folks, stop living in the early 20th century and get on the band wagon. Prejudice should be a thing of the past.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  4. Stacy

    So, as distasteful as it is, I think the more quickly we all move on, the better.

    Agreed. Ball's in your court, guys.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Penny

    The myths that are depicted in the picture are explained as satire.

    Most people have had to endure the Reverend Wright and his own comments about "typical white people, gun toting, bible thumping and so on... and perhaps they will see it as silly and let it go...

    I also think this issue of The New Yorker will sell out in record time which may become a collectible in the future if Obama becomes President.

    It appears that the publishers of the magazine did their job and will have a banner month in sales.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  6. anne

    I was shocked to see the New Yorker cover. The Obamas should ignore it and continue on with their campaign. What an insensitive thing to do–how do they explain satire to their two lovely young daughters who will undoubtedly see this picture. Shame on the New Yorker.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  7. Corey

    This is something I would not put pass the Clintons, the more fear she can generate the more presure is on Obama to pick her for the Vice President spot. I think that she(Clintons) would stop at nothing to get back in the White house.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  8. teresa

    Someone, anyone???

    .....Please explain what is rascist in the cartoon?

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  9. La Mar Mn

    James Carvillle sounds like hes a republican stratagist

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  10. Leslie Ann Nichols

    Hi Anderson: Sad to say, the cover is a very bad version of satire. It is designed for liberal intellectuals, who may get it, that is after the shock. But most of the country will not really get the satire, it is fear mongering and in poor taste. With this kind of publicity, Obama is going to have a difficult time getting elected. What would the cover have been if Hillary had been the nominee? Just imagine.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  11. Joel O'Connell

    People are unsettled about Obama. Who wouldn't be? He is changing daily on his views, I wonder if the black community is not kicking themselves in the rear end for being sucked into voting for him in the primary. I think Jessie Jackson's comments are just the tip of the iceberg.
    Al Gore took his fair share of cricitism for being a flip flopper...now, we have Obama doing this.
    Obama is nothing more than an empty suit politican. He will tell you what you want to hear.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  12. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I think the The New Yorker over estimated the sophistication of the average citizen. True or false, it merely points out the controversies surrounding the Obamas and the uncertainties voters have regarding his candidacy.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  13. Linda, Los Angeles

    Also, The New Yorker is a liberal magazine that in the past has mostly articles that supports Obama.

    July 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
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