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Originally posted by Ellipsis
Ironically this whole thing would have been missed by the masses if people hadn't made such a big deal about it.
Originally posted by OKCBtard
Originally posted by Mynaeris
I am surprised ANYBODY is seeing this as racist. When I think of all the pictures implying that Bush was a chimp (I'll add a couple of links below).
Originally posted by Distractions4Nothing
Took me a while to form an opinion on this one. But I think that the cartoon seems awfully pointless without the monkey=Obama link. I mean, the idea that the reader is supposed to "get" that the stimulus plan is "so stupid that a monkey could have written it" seems like quite a stretch. I just can't blame people for taking it the wrong way.
And then you have the half-hearted, or even back-handed apology from the paper. It's like they don't want to take responsibility for the way their publication is interpereted. This isn't "just a cartoon". It's a cartoon by a professional cartoonist in a professionally jounalistic context. They have to take some responsibility for expressing themselves effectively if they want to be taken seriously.
Even if those protesting the cartoon understand that it is not about Obama, I can understand that they might think it would set a dangerous precedent to let this kind of "accidental racism" go ignored.
Originally posted by Djarums
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.