Saturday, February 21, 2009

As Usual, Sharpton Wrong

Part time criminal, full time race baiter, Al Sharpton this week called on the New York Post to apologize for publishing a cartoon he thinks depicted Obama as a monkey:

"The cartoon in today's New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys. One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this when in the cartoon they have police saying after shooting a chimpanzee that "Now they will have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill."

"Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama (the first African American president) and has become synonymous with him it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill?"

Just a few things wrong with Sharpton's accusations: number one, Obama had absolutely nothing to do with writing the stimulus bill, he probably never even read it. He may be its most visible supporter now, but when it tanks, Obama will make damn sure Americans know that the stimulus package was crafted without his participation [he's an Illinois politician]. The cartoon references a tragic incident this week in Connecticut where a crazed chimp viciously mauled two women and had to be shot by police officers. And last of all, this cartoon is meant to portray our Washington congress, who actually wrote this abomination, as monkeys. A most appropriate analogy.

Sharpton is quick to see racial undertones, but that's his job. He's been out of the spotlight recently and his job security is threatened by the fact that Americans elected a black man to the presidency. Racial unrest serves his best interests.
On Thursday night the tabloid newspaper apologized "to those who were offended by the image," in an editorial on its Web site.

"But it has been taken as something else - as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism.

"This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.

"However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past - and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

"To them, no apology is due.

"Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon - even as the opportunists seek to make it something else."

Love it, think I'll get a subscription.

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