Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Monkey Mess

You may have heard about the row over the NY Post publishing a comic yesterday, depicting the writer of the Stimulus Package as a crazed chimpanzee. While I'm all for artistic freedom and against censorship, if the editor of said paper didn't see the firestorm that was going to ensue from it, they're an idiot.

The offending comic from the NY Post

And it *is* racist. If the President were a white guy, well, then the comic wouldn't have been offensive. But the President is black, and since historically black people have been depicted as monkeys, it's a racist comic. It doesn't take a genius to figure that one out.

Should they not publish it? Well, I say that's their prerogative, but they have to be willing to live with the fallout from it.

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