Thursday, February 19, 2009

Is the New York Post cartoon racist? You decide

There's a huge brouhaha over a cartoon in today's New York Post, depicting a rabid chimpanzee being shot by police. Critics are saying it is clearly racist (see the Huffington Post report here) but others say it's a takeoff on the bad stimulus bill and the Connecticut chimp that went wild and had to be shot. Is the cartoon implying President Obama is a monkey who should be shot? Or is it simply a takeoff on the rapid chimp who was shot the other day? You be the judge on this one, but it's bound to be fodder for local Bakersfield radio talk show hosts.

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