New York Governor David Paterson Condemns The New Yorker

New York Governor David Paterson condemned The New Yorker‘s cover of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Speaking Thursday at the NAACP’s national convention, Patterson, who is the first black governor of New York, said it was “one of the most malignant, vicious covers of a magazine I have ever seen. It depicted them as angry, hateful, violent and unpatriotic.”

Adding in his speech, “No matter how prosperous we are, no matter how well heeled we may be, no matter how ambitious and successful we have been, we still can be cast under the same net regardless of our circumstances.”

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