The New York Post went too far with a controversial cartoon published Wednesday. The tabloid is getting a lot of heat for a racist depiction combining the recent shooting of a wild chimpanzee with President Barack Obama’s work on the US stimulus package. This is not the first time a unit owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has been accused of racism.
Now the NAACP is demanding the firing of the NY Post cartoonist and his editor. The subject is the talk of the town this weekend. Protesters made their disapproving presence known outside the paper’s office. Many are not happy with the Post’s apology “to those who were offended” by the cartoon and a Facebook cause to support boycotting the paper is spreading like wild fire.
I don’t read the New York Post. I always thought it was a piece of crap.