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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."

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton called the cartoon "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys."

But Sharpton said the Post should clarify the point it was trying to make with the cartoon, which was playing off Monday's rampage by a pet chimpanzee in Stamford, Conn., that left a woman severely mauled. Police ended up killing the chimp.

In a statement, Post Editor-in-Chief Col Allan said: "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."

A story about the cartoon on the liberal-leaning Huffington Post Web site drew hundreds of reader responses, many calling the cartoon racist and insensitive.

Sam Stein, a columnist for the site, wrote that "at its most benign, the cartoon suggests that the stimulus bill was so bad, monkeys may as well have written it. Most provocatively, it compares the president to a rabid chimp. Either way, the incorporation of violence and (on a darker level) race into politics is bound to be controversial."

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Not to mention that Obama didn't read, let alone write, the "stimulus" plan. In fact, I think a chimpanzee could have done a better job!
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The New York Post is almost as "fair and balanced" as Fox News. Everything it stands for is to support the dishonest and shameful shambles of what was once a deservedly proud republican party, which now has morphed into nothing more than the nearest thing we have to a pure racial political party in the United States of America.
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Everything it stands for is to support the dishonest and shameful shambles of what was once a deservedly proud republican party, which now has morphed into nothing more than the nearest thing we have to a pure racial political party in the United States of America.
Ridiculous as usual bdgee!
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quote:
Originally posted by Propertymanager:
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Everything it stands for is to support the dishonest and shameful shambles of what was once a deservedly proud republican party, which now has morphed into nothing more than the nearest thing we have to a pure racial political party in the United States of America.
Ridiculous as usual bdgee!
PM, once again you prove yourself unable to comprehend anything.

the Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch... in case you didn't know? he also owns Fox "News"...

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We just had the largest spending bill passed in American history (not to mention more on the way) and these people are crying over a stupid cartoon?!?!


We got way more serious problems right now.

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Originally posted by CashCowMoo:
We just had the largest spending bill passed in American history (not to mention more on the way) and these people are crying over a stupid cartoon?!?!


We got way more serious problems right now.

the guy (Sean Delonas) did a nashty cartoon of sharpton awhile back... that's why Sharpton hates him:

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you can see nine other "offensive" ones here..

http://gawker.com/5155855/ten-masterpieces-from-sean-delonas

IMO? it's racist, but it's also covered under the first ammendment...

it's kinda like porno... some people don't recognise it some do...
some people think it's cool, others get offended...

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cartoons are supposed to imitate nonsense, in order to make sense.

this one doesn't even approach nonsense...

It's more a-sensical...no "whimsy" at all.

The artwork is pretty good... so: The paper should immediately draw up a $10,000 contest, in which the winner submits the caption that *should* have been written

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Even if you ignore the racial aspect, the image of a cop killing (murdering?)someone that isn't armed on the street is sick.
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For real? It looks likes sumpin that Mad magazine might have considered for a minute, then ditched.

That's not an endorsement or even a back-handed compliment: Alred E. published a lotta clunkers in its day...

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You know most of the time, they have a little post it stuck to those icons. I don't see Stimulus package stuck on that little poor monkey... lol
I Guess they didn't have the kahonies to have put Obama on there, like I'm sure they would of liked to have posted on that poor little monkey.

Oh those Consertavies sure are conservative...

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quote:
Originally posted by glassman:
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Originally posted by CashCowMoo:
We just had the largest spending bill passed in American history (not to mention more on the way) and these people are crying over a stupid cartoon?!?!


We got way more serious problems right now.

the guy (Sean Delonas) did a nashty cartoon of sharpton awhile back... that's why Sharpton hates him:

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you can see nine other "offensive" ones here..

http://gawker.com/5155855/ten-masterpieces-from-sean-delonas

IMO? it's racist, but it's also covered under the first ammendment...

it's kinda like porno... some people don't recognise it some do...
some people think it's cool, others get offended...

He always does offensive cartoons... but oddly enough I have been a fan of his cartoons over the years... I found the one about Paterson yesterday to be hilarious. The one wiht Paterson holding a porn tax piece of paper knocking on a Joe schmoe's door with porn on his computer screen who says to Paterson: You are just mad you can't watch LoL

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