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18 February 2009

Aw wook, the wittle cartoonist tried to make a funny that back-fwired

Say you're a cartoonist who really hasn't really achieved much of anything in this world. You've just been scribbling away for years and not one person has noticed, let alone uttered your name. What do you do?
Why, if you're Sean Delonas and the New York Post, you get all racist and infer that President Obama is a primate, of course!



Guess you're going to need to figure out how to pay your rent without a paycheck, you f'in bigot. (Thanks to Doron for pointing this one out.)

7 Comments:

Anonymous Christopher Wink said...

I don't know if I believe all the hype that this was racist. ...The cop says "write" the stimulus package. I mean Obama didn't write the stimulus bills. It's combining that ape news story with a general insult of Congress, or government, for being less than human. Maybe I'm missing something, but this seems to be a lot of excitement over nothing.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

I think you're missing the fact that African-Americans consider being called "monkeys" as insulting as can be. That, and the fact that the Post, a playground toy for uber-conservative Rupert Murdoch, endorsed McCain which puts them among the people who just might be using that pejorative term to refer to the man who beat their "war hero."

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really that nefarious? Or is abject stupidity the more likely cause?

11:59 AM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

I'd say a little bit of both. But stupidity is never an acceptable defense -- except to a jury of one's stupid peers.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

I'd say a little bit of both. But stupidity is never an acceptable defense -- except to a jury of one's stupid peers.

12:09 PM  
Blogger HughE Dillon said...

This was just a shock!

4:57 PM  
Blogger DC Observator said...

You know what's sad? According to a Washington Post Morning Express Poll, the readership was split down the middle on the issue of whether or not they found the cartoon racist or not. Scary.

5:44 PM  

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