Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Dont' Usually Agree With Al Sharpton But....

NEW YORK - The New York Post is standing behind a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police. The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows two police officers standing over the body of a bullet-riddled chimp. One of the officers says the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."(msnbc.com)

I really don't understand what it could mean besides a racist remark. Or, that the stimulus bill was proposed by a lunatic anthropoid with anxiety issues. You know the one that had to be killed? So, at the end of your little joke, Obama is killed? Hmm. What happens to the random reader that does not know the story of the pet monkey that mauled a woman the same day?
This is a very ugly way of mixing two stories that are in the public eye at the same time and it making the person who drew it look like someone that needs to be well, put down now just like that monkey. I never liked W. but a picture depicting his death if they tied it in with a camel would be in poor taste.

4 comments:

NonProcessed said...

Poor taste?! I'm sure W. would find a way to get that person arrested!

Joe Castello's Motor Sports Experience said...

Poor taste.

JoMama said...

Let's not make a mountain out of a molehill. Pres. Obama is not the sole author of that bill and many presidents in the past have been characterized as apes or chimps and no one had a fit. I thought that the days of such horrid race tensions would be behind us with the election of a black president? It may be in poor taste, but the first amendment allows that...

NonProcessed said...

JoMama, I couldn't agree with u more, but we live in a country that also allows people to say "that's racist" about, well, anything. All for what, to seek an apology in the end or, better yet, restrictions to what we can or can't say. This is America, the land of ignorant judgements. The newspaper finally apologized yesterday. They shouldve apologized for their poor taste.