Saturday, February 4, 2017

'Der Spiegel' Magazine Cover Sparks Praise And Furor

Spiegel Online: 'Der Spiegel' magazine sparks furor as cover depicts Trump beheading Lady Liberty

The artist has defended the cover, claiming the comparison between Trump and the so-called "Islamic State" is fair. Detractors have pointed out that such an analogy is lazy and downplays the threat of Islamic extremism.

Newspaper and magazines around the world have turned to US President Donald Trump for fodder for their front pages.

However, capping off a week that saw the US president sign an executive order banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling to the United States, journals appear to have taken a more somber tone in their depictions of Trump; perhaps none more so than German weekly "Der Spiegel."

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Update #1: Trump beheading Statue of Liberty cover sparks criticism (AFP)
Update #2: Der Spiegel: Trump beheading cover sparks criticism (BBC)

WNU Editor: Not everyone is criticising the cover .... This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunning (Washington Post). What's my take .... there are many in the U.S. who will never accept President Trump as their President .... the person who did this cover (Edel Rodriguez) is one those.

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