New York Post Cartoon Controversy

19 02 2009

I’m sure everyone has heard or read about by now about the controversial editorial cartoon in the New York Post. If you haven’t then look at a news source some time!

Anyway,  a cartoon by Sean Delonas illustrates two police officers, one with a smoking gun, and they are standing over a dead chimp. One police is saying: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

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This, of course, enraged many people and has been everywhere on the web. Some critics, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, called the cartoon racist. Some believe it is a comparison of President Obama to the chimp, while others believe it represents all African-Americans.

According to reports, the cartoon is referring to Travis, the chimp killed Monday for attacking a friend of its owner.

 Editor-in-chief, Col Allan backs Delonas’ work

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

To read the whole article, check out my source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090218/ap_en_ot/ny_post_cartoon

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19 02 2009
kenya

I think that was very racist. The new york post claim it to be all in good humor. I believe if that was true then they would show racism towards caucasion individual. I think it was very disrespectful and hurtful to president obama and his family. And we have to remember that he is still human and can be hurt by such a picture. It is very ridiculous and how do he supposed to explain the picture to his daughters. This is the year 2009 and i think it is time for people to look past ethnicity and look deeper in people soul. I believe president is going to better america and he explain that we will have to get pass some major mile stones to get america back in its prime. OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA
YES WE CAN

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