posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:29 AM
The New York Post has always been known to be a very Conservative paper. The fact that they are not "fans" of our new President is certainly no
surprise to anyone and that is perfectly alright.
Personally, I don't like most politicians myself. I find the vast majority of them to be very self serving and find most of them to be as far from
"public service" as possible. That certainly makes me the ideal candidate to appreciate the biting political cartoons that papers like the Post
run. Most of them dance across the line between funny and offensive very carefully but always make a point.
This one however is a whole other level. Apparently the link changes daily based on when new cartoons are submitted so I will link the image itself
instead of just the link to the cartoonist's page.
Whatever the intention was, I don't think this is funny. I've got my own issues with the stimulus bill, as I think most of us do, but to tie these
two news stories together in such an offensive manner is disgraceful in my opinion.
The Post always takes potshots at Democrats in office. It's been that way since I was able to read. But I don't believe I have ever seen the
usually hyper-political Post reach a level like this. To me, comparing the President of the United States (or any elected official) to a crazy chimp
that needed to be put down is offensive no matter how you look at it.
A new low in political coverage and the news media?
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on Wed, Feb 18th 2009 by Djarums]