Friday, February 20, 2009

New York Post's Half-Assed Apology about the Monkey Cartoon


Look at this...

Wednesday's Page Six cartoon - caricaturing Monday's police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut - has created considerable controversy.

It shows two police officers standing over the chimp's body: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill," one officer says.

It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.

Period.

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.

However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past - and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

To them, no apology is due.

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon - even as the opportunists seek to make it something else.


That's their apology...BTW

1 comment:

ka-os said...

SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP

Shut *THE FUCK* up

We all know what that cartoon was about. Any idiot can see it.

What interests me are the differences between London and NY, which I'd previously thought of as birds of a feather. When it comes to issues of race et cetera, the media here generally walks on egg shells. But it seems that in the land of freedom of speech, anyone with an axe to grind can pull stunts like this - and then offer an "apology" like this.