NY Post: Prez Depicted as a (Dead) Chimp??? (or Congress perhaps)

cartoonFebruary 18, 2009

In today’s N.Y. Post..
The New York Post saw fit to publish a cartoon sketch depicting the horrific chimpanzee attack on a woman here in Connecticut.

The cartoon depicts two policemen, one with gun drawn and smoking, standing over the body of a dead chimp.

The cop with the smoking gun states:
…”I GUESS THEY’LL HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO WRITE THE NEXT STIMULUS BILL”

What are we supposed to infer over this cartoon? I will not put any ideas into anyone’s head! I have my opinion, you express yours.

The Roundup is the ultimate forum in which to discuss this expression of freedom of the press, or lack of discretion, common sense or just plain old fashioned racism!

Let’s put this turkey on our uniquely qualified table and let’s carve it as we see fit!!

See the attachment for a view of the cartoon.

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  • Cool Cle

    Reply Reply February 18, 2009

    I’m not normally over sensitive about these types of things but this is an outrage! This is one of those times that we need Rev Al to step in. The Prez needs to ban The NY Post from the White House.

    Cool Cle aka Harry Allen, The Media Assassin

  • Kira

    Reply Reply February 18, 2009

    This just affirms what I thought…change is coming; but it will not affect everyone. There will always be those with racist views who are part of We the People…The fact that a trash-lining paper like the Post printed this editorial cartoon shows what a rag it really is. What crap. And they will sell papers too, just not at our house.

  • Cool Cle

    Reply Reply February 18, 2009

    If anyone to get in contact:

    Sean Delonas – 212-930-8739, email address letters@nypost.com

  • EA

    Reply Reply February 18, 2009

    Line your parrot cage and be done with it…

    …or write your own story line, like

    “According to onlookers, the monkey wrote a stimulus that didn’t stimulate. When questioned, the stimulus police claimed they, “thought the monkey had a weapon so they blasted him twice with what they thought were monkey stun guns!”

  • B

    Reply Reply February 19, 2009

    This is terrible. It goes to show you that the country hasn’t changed.

  • Melva Florance

    Reply Reply February 19, 2009

    “Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
    – Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist

  • Camille

    Reply Reply February 19, 2009

    I think that it’s truly sad that no one saw anyhting worong with it at The Post. When I see it, I think that this should have ended up as a draft in someone’s trash. These comics are done to be controversial though and they do cross the line.

  • Manu Kennedy

    Reply Reply February 20, 2009

    Manu is asking the NY Post…..Who is they? Why that Caption with that cartoon?

    I get the cartoon on the heels of the Chimp Attack in Connecticut, but what is the connection with the stimulus? Don’t get it.

    To the NY Post….How about getting a can of spray paint and tagging the side of the White House with a slur next time. I equate your display to this….

  • EA

    Reply Reply February 20, 2009

    Here’s something you can do today that requires only a few keystrokes (about the same effort to type a bitch and moan post)

    http://colorofchange.org/nypost/?id=1656-619447

    “The Post would have us believe that the cartoon is not about Obama. But on the page just before the cartoon appears, there’s a big picture of Obama signing the stimulus bill. A reader paging through The Post would see Obama putting pen to paper, then turn the page to see this violent cartoon. The imagery is chilling.”

  • Teresa

    Reply Reply February 22, 2009

    I heard that the same people who owns Fox also owns part of the newspaper. I would not be surprise if this was true.

  • Paul R Wilson

    Reply Reply April 9, 2009

    I have had issues with the cartoonist even before this perceived comparison of the president with a monkey or with Travis the murdering chimpanzee. He once used extreme stereotyping of gays, and repeated showed the Reverend as 1000 lbs overweight AND continually pumping out gut gas !
    I WAS hoping that the Post,(a yellow tabloid) would read that cartoonist the riot act ,if not fire and blacklist him.

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