Another thing about the dead Obama monkey.

So, there are a lot of folks out there who are absolutely outraged by the New York Post cartoon.

As you can see in the post below, a cartoonist at this rag likened the President of the U.S. to a chimpanzee.

It is pathetic that this racist drivel would make it onto the pages of a mainstream newspaper. It’s outrageous. And people are rightfully outraged.

Here’s what the head of the National Association of Black Journalist said about the cartoon.

“How could the Post let this cartoon pass as satire?” said Barbara Ciara in an International Herald Tribune article. “To compare the nation’s first African-American commander in chief to a dead chimpanzee is nothing short of racist drivel.”

But, wait a second, we are talking about the New York Post, right?

The newspaper that is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the same man who owns Faux News. The same man who signs a paycheck for Sean Hannity and Bill O’Riley. The same man who calls his network “fair and balanced” without the first hint of irony.

In that case, people should be outraged. We should boycott anything Murdoch’s grimy gloves have ever touched.

But are we really that surprised?

One Response to “Another thing about the dead Obama monkey.”

  1. Cobb says:

    I can honestly say that this toon did surprise me.

    However, cartoonist have depicted many of our presidents and leaders as monkeys when referring to bills and legislation that were seen to be written by a lower mind.

    Not saying that this was not racist, but I can not say that it was either. A common animal used to satirize the useless and dumb writings of powerful white people becomes racist when applied to a black man.

    Yes, this can be racist! But do a quick search and find many cartoons where our political figures are depicted as primates or have dictation being taken by one. Our inability to see beyond the mistakes of the past – not forget them but move beyond them – holds us all back from expressing ourselves without fear of misinterpretation or benefit of true interpretation.
    Do we still feel the need to treat the African-Americans, as we a still fell the need to call them African-Americans and not just Americans, of our country as second class still to this day by censoring our artistic interpretations because we still can not view each other as equal and buffer our opinions because they may still be interpreted as racist?

    *sorry about punctuation and run-ons ~ rants are what they are and hardly can be stopped by the appropriate placement of dots and squiggles*

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