New York Post Chimp Cartoon… Blatant or Subliminal?

2009-02-18-cartoon

2009-02-18-cartoon

Once again, the New York Post has gone too far.  Here we have yet another case of a mainstream publication using racist imagery to create controversy.  At this time, the paper has not released a formal statement, explaining their actions.  All calls to the paper have been forwarded to their public relations agency, with no response.  I am just waiting to hear their explanation for this one.  Who is the chimp supposed to be?  Nancy Pelosi?  A symbolic reference to the person responsible for crafting the stimulus bill that many right wing politicians have been against from the start?  I think they knew exactly what they were doing and the mayhem that it would cause.   Hoping to sell more $.50 cent papers at the expense of disrespecting our president and taking us back to 1968?

I stopped buying the Post a long time ago due to their irresponsible journalism.  What will we do to take a stand now?  This is an outrage.

Read more:

Huffington Post,

The Guardian

  • Guywithglasses

    At first glance, I thought this had something to do with that chimp they shot and killed in Connecticut yesterday.

    Although Congress actually wrote the bill its been driven from the presidents office and hes been championing it for sometime, so although congress is the ones that actually put it together its Obamas baby. Some folks simply don’t think of historical context when they write/speak/draw out satirical cartoons.

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