Magazine reveals Jay Carney’s kitchen decorated with Soviet-era propaganda posters

The magazine Washingtonian MOM did a feature on White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s wife Claire Shipman, and how she manages her “active role as a journalist, wife, and modern working mom.”

Sorry, Ms. Lerner, Trey Gowdy nailed it:
‘Brought BOOM to the ROOM!’

The profile includes a photo of their kitchen that is getting plenty of attention because of what is seen in the background. Prominently displayed on the wall behind the family, minus Carney, are two framed Soviet propaganda posters.

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As it turns out, Carney and Shipman have a unique connection to Russia — that is where they met in the 1990s, according to Business Insider. Carney worked at Time magazine’s Moscow bureau and she was with CNN.

Carney also graduated from Yale with a degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies.

So what is the significance of the two posters? Business Insider explains that the photo on the right is “a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says ‘Have YOU Enlisted?’ in Russian.”


The other poster is a female factory worker during World War II that encourages female workers to replace men who’ve gone to fight.

As described by Business Insider:

“The woman in the poster is switching out a tag with a man’s name to one with hers and the text says: ‘Women! Learn production, replace workers who went to the front! The stronger the hinterland – the stronger the front!'”

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129 thoughts on “Magazine reveals Jay Carney’s kitchen decorated with Soviet-era propaganda posters

  1. Joel Rivera says:

    The only good commie is a dead one.

  2. Enzo says:

    Actually the right post has words above Tbl in the original photo that the close up does not show, the world above Tbl is ‘Comrade’ in Russian.

  3. lynbur says:

    Soviet version of Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riviter.

  4. muckraker says:

    wow someone who is a commie propagandist with commie propaganda photos in his kitchen? Who da thought it?????

  5. coppersmom says:

    kitchen art from someone with academic background in things Russian..not forbidden by the wacky right wing art haters. priceless

    1. JonBarleyCorn says:

      Ya right. And if an R who lived in Germany for years had 30s era National Socialist Party propaganda on his walls, how long would he keep his job? Come on man. And omygod. What if he had a few portraits of Christ? Then it would REALLY be on ya?

      1. coppersmom says:

        Well mr. corn..perhaps you are unaware, but you can have any gawd danged thing on your walls in your home……that you want. There is no jurisdiction over wall art. If you tried to hang your portrait of jeebus in a nazi uniform on the wall at work, you’d likely get fired.

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        1. JonBarleyCorn says:

          O really? So you think your posters of Osama bin Laden are just fine? I’d beg to differ on that…

          I’d love to see you disrespect Islam as much as you do Christianity. I just find it so odd that the Left will decry Jesus all day — but never is there a discouraging word heard about the Prophet Muhammed. We had P*ss Christ paid for by American tax payers. Imagine a “Po*p Muhamed? How might that go over?

          1. coppersmom says:

            You assume things you don’t know. All religion was created by powerful people to control weaker ones.

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          2. JonBarleyCorn says:

            O really? Well I do know the Left does cozy up to the Islamists — and I don’t get it at all. They are the first ones who will have their heads chopped off — or among the first — should Sharia law be imposed. But let that go. I understand what religion is — and who invented it. Although I do not partake in it, I recognize its positive aspects like feeding the poor, creating a sense of community, assisting people in times of crisis, offering a thoughtful sanctuary for healing, ect. Just because I don’t go to services does not make me want to bash the entire concept all day long. Think about it…

          3. coppersmom says:

            you are watching too much faux news..

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          4. JonBarleyCorn says:

            O really? Take a good look at an ACORN (or whatever name they are calling themselves now) Rally. Look at the collection of commies, misfits, prozac laden intellectuals in the Dem Party. Then, look where the Islamists gravitate to. Face it. Your party is made up of just about everyone who has some sort of grievance against America. It is especially fun to watch white-guilt laden Dems like Chris Matthews sway in the wind. On the one hand, he is so filled with self-hatred for his success and homes in all-white areas of CT and NH — I feel sometimes he is going to commit suicide right on the air (fingers crossed). On the other, I see someone who is ready to attack anyone as “racist” for even questioning one word from the fearless leader Obummer. Man, that is one horrible way to live. You are in turmoil all the time. But you would know all about that ya?

          5. coppersmom says:

            once again, you assume without foundation. I’m not a democrat. I’m a decline-to-state voter..and you should be too. I also dislike Chris Matthews, but not because he is a democrat, rather because he is a misogynist.

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  6. Jared Peirce says:

    I think what bothers me the most is that this guy is so inside his weird little world that it doesn’t occur to him to take these obviously inflammatory posters down before a visit from the national news.

    1. JonBarleyCorn says:

      Right. And he is supposed to be a media expert. ROFL!

  7. mark says:

    The White House is full of Communist!

  8. dinkerduo says:

    Well I guess they bought into the propaganda! Jesus–with his position you wouldn’t think he’d display those big posters in his house! What in the hell are they teaching their children?!? HAIL HITLER–OH–NO–HAIL OBOZO!
    Why do these couples use different last names–oh–I know–so the nepotism isn’t quite so obvious! Andrea Mitchell (TV news) is married to Alan Greenspan (Fed chairman for waaay tooo many years)–Cass Sunstein (regulations czar for O) is married to Stephanie Powers (UN Amb.) etc.! They are all connected to each other as relatives or friends–bro-sister–husband-wife–father son!! But none are qualified for their positions! But these two are something else–I’d say un-Ameircan!

  9. The Roadster says:

    In addition to threats of punishment, coercion refers to the control of options, decisions, and actions so that one has little choice but to act according to the will of others.

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