Reporting on the New York Post’s Editorial Cartoon

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

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.'”

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