John Liebhardt · July, 2008

Latest posts by John Liebhardt from July, 2008

Flap continues over ‘Obama is my slave’ t-shirt

  July 29, 2008

Lost in the hubbub of last week’s New Yorker cartoon flap was another image controversy regarding Democratic nominee for President Barack Obama. The second deals with a self-proclaimed provocateur going by the name Apollo Braun, a designer of a line of t-shirts stating “Obama Is My Slave”, “Who Killed Obama?”,“Jews Against Obama” and “Obama=Hitler.” John Liebhardt brings us the latest buzz from the blogosphere.

Did New Yorker Obama cartoon cross the line?

  July 22, 2008

A cartoon on the cover of the U.S.-based publication the New Yorker stirred passions throughout the blogosphere. The cartoon, displayed on the front of the July 21, 2008 edition of the weekly news and culture magazine, depicted Obama in traditional African muslim dress and head wrap giving a “knuckle tap”...

What Barack Obama means to South African politics

  July 17, 2008

In South Africa, a country with its own difficult history regarding racism, an interesting debate has broken out in the blogosphere regarding what a Barack Obama candidacy -- and a possible presidency -- would mean to politics, and politicians, everywhere, writes John Liebhardt.