Reporting on the New York Post’s Editorial Cartoon

I chose not to include the whole cartoon so as not to further offend those who may be upset by it.
I chose not to include the whole cartoon so as not to further offend those who may be upset by it.

Last week I reported a piece with my colleague Steve Myers about the New York Post‘s editorial cartoon, which many are calling racist:

“Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, doesn’t think Wednesday’s New York Post editorial cartoon was penned by a racist. But he does think it was a ‘misfire,’ a ‘cheap form of editorial cartooning’ that fails to carry any real commentary or message and is common in major publications today.

The New York Post cartoon attempted to create a punchline out of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package and a homicidal chimp in Connecticut. It depicts a police officer who has just shot a chimp and another saying, ‘they’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.'”


Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

One thought on “Reporting on the New York Post’s Editorial Cartoon

  1. Billionaire Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News also owns the New York Post. Murdoch hates anything to do with Democrats so I’m sure he fully supports if not knew about the Obama chimp cartoon. I will be boycotting the New York Post and all of its advertisers. Inciting racism and hatred like this goes beyond free speech. Whoever is responsible for the cartoon and its publishing should be arrested and charged with a hate crime and threatening the President with violence.

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