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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ummm, SMH! The New York Post is Ridiculous.

The IDIOTS at the New York Post are back at it again.

Uumm, who might they be referring to as a monkey? Is it my beloved President? I find this cartoon grossly inappropriate. Are times so tough that the NY Post has to resort to idiot-cracy to sell a few newspapers??

I don't often agree with the Reverend Al Sharpton, but in this instance I stand with him.

In a statement, Sharpton said:

"The cartoon in today's New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys.

One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this when in the cartoon they have police saying after shooting a chimpanzee that "Now they will have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill."

Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama (the first African-American president) and has become synonymous with him, it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill?"

Are you as offended by this cartoon as I am? Or is it a harmless out-cry from an attention-starved media source? Let me know your thoughts!

Read More:
Sharpton Cries Foul Over NY Post's Cartoon Monkey Business

UPDATE I: Here's the number to the NY Post - 212-930-8000... Just in case you need to give them a quick ring.

UPDATE II: The New York Post has issued a statement defending its stimulus/chimp cartoon and slamming Rev. Al Sharpton for protesting the piece.

Statement by Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the Post:

"The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington's efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist."

UPDATE III: "...But it has been taken as something else - as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism. This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize."

The NY Post issues a half apology. Read it here.

UPDATE IV: The chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, personally apologized Tuesday for an editorial cartoon published by the newspaper that drew charges of racism.

[Article] Murdoch Apologizes for 'Racist' Chimp Cartoon

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