Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WTF Was the NY Post Thinking???


People this has to be the largest WTF I've had since the blog started, comparing President Obama to a rabid chimpanzee, really, WTF were they thinking!?! No, this did not appear in some obscure redneck publication, it's in the New York Post! Cartoonist Sean Delonas is the author of this blatantly racial cartoon and has not been available for comments regarding its publication
The caption beneath the cartoon reads "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill,". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this is aimed at President Obama.
Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against the cartoon saying "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."
The Post's editor-in-chief Col Allan released the following statement: "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."
If you believe that statement above, you will believe just about anything! Clearly this has heavy racial overtones to it and the author should have known it would draw controversy... Perhaps that's exactly what they wanted.

6 comments:

  1. Just when you think the nation is moving in the right direction, something or someone has to snap you back to the racially charged reality we live in. If this cartoon and this publisher are allowed to deface our nation's president in this manner it's setting the stage for others to do the same damn thing.

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  2. This is a mess. It seems as if haters everywhere are coming and attacking the president. It's a shame that it was the NY post. Now they know better. It shows that racism hasn't gone anywhere. I agree with you Concerned brutha. It will show others that it is okay to disrespect the president.

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  3. Michael W.3:20 PM

    I'm appalled, dumbfounded, and mostly pissed! A reprimand should definitely be in order for the cartoonist and the Post. President Obama would be smart not to give this any mention, it looks like they are trying to bait him.

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  4. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Aint this some shit! scuse my French

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  5. This is an absolute outrage. If the American people, not just black people, do not show some sign of solidarity against this racist act, I will be ashamed to be a citizen in this country. No ethnic group should tolerate anything like this. This violence shown in the cartoon should be enough to raise concern, he was basically referring to our president as not just a chimp, but a dead chimp.

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  6. Reginald5:20 AM

    The streets of NY should be lined with protesters, hell the streets of America should be lined with protesters!

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