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Tony Auth for February 20, 2009

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    MaryWorth Premium Member about 12 years ago

    No, just one of it’s readers…

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    mackado  about 12 years ago

    Dale, do you know what this is about?

    You’re going to get in trouble with Sharpton too….LOL That Delona cartoon sure has “controversy” written all over it…

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    redheadsandrazorbacks  about 12 years ago

    I guess Al Sharpton and the rest of the folks that “live to be offended” just didnt take the time to figure out that it was Pelosi and Reid that wrote the stimulus bill.

    now if the cop had been saying “now we gotta find someone else to SIGN the stimulus bill” they might have had beef.

    as it is, they have tofu.

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    Motivemagus  about 12 years ago

    No, it went over the top. From Salon.com: “Vanity Fair writer Michael Wolff, who recently authored a biography of Post owner Rupert Murdoch – has weighed in.

    ‘As a student of the Post and of Murdoch and his people, let me suggest the likelihood that Allan and the Post are well off the post-modern reservation. That Allan’s personal and tabloid anger, never so carefully in check, has burst into the open in an incredible spasm of tone deafness and – say it – racism. For one thing, there is, blatantly, jaw-droppingly, without disguise or camouflage or deniability, the conflation of the new president with the mad chimpanzee, who, the day before, mauled a woman. For another, no editorial cartoon at the Post can get into the paper without Allan approving it. He saw it; he got it; he bought it; he published it.

    ‘Barack Obama has been a long-simmering issue at the Post. He offends both its tabloid conservatism (however cool and witty it may have become) and, too, its latent, unreconstructed Australian tabloid – again, say it – racism. He offends it even more because Rupert Murdoch, the Post’s owner and virtual Godhead, rather likes Obama. The more and more liberal Murdoch – indeed, he was in Australia earlier this month pressing for looser immigration rules – has stifled the Post’s reflexive contempt.

    ‘So the dam burst. Repressed for most of the past year, the id suddenly broke free. Forget the post-modern crap. This is real, old-fashioned, tabloid hate.

    ‘Murdoch, I can make an educated guess, is livid. And Col Allan is shortly on his way back to Australia.’”

    Interesting, eh?

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    Brainiak  about 12 years ago

    If Bush was still around it would have been about him…No monkey jokes got by that big eared little chimp of a guy…So now….how ironic here we have…………….

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    foxglove16  about 12 years ago

    thanks motive magnus, I didn’t know what that was about.

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    MaryWorth Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Muchadodo, of course I know what it is about! I’m a New Yorker!

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    lalas  about 12 years ago

    I think the right doesn’t see how one could interpret this toon as racist, because they have no clue how racism affects the victim(s).

    Can we just agree it’s lame and start the rampage of killing and looting now? My pitchfork hand is getting mighty itchy.

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    MaryWorth Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Delona has had a history of racist, sexist and homophobic remarks… NY Post went too far and now apologized!

    It’s more than a lack of a “t” between a wit and a twit!

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    HUMPHRIES  about 12 years ago

    Dale, to wit just add an h, whit.

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    redheadsandrazorbacks  about 12 years ago

    al sharpton is still wrong for wanting to put folks in jail for what they think…

    even if RM and the post are racists…

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    Motivemagus  about 12 years ago

    The Post only sort of apologized. They did that lame “if you were offended, we’re sorry you’re so touchy” kind of apology that refuses to acknowledge the basic offensiveness of their act, and then aims a slap at Sharpton. Kind of undermines the sincerity of the act.

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    MaryWorth Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Folks… I don’t think Al Sharpton has a thing to do with Tony Auth’s work, so TRY to pay attention!

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    cdward  about 12 years ago

    This thing isn’t about Al Sharpton. Sharpton spoke up because that’s what he does. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do the same when the situation merits. It was a racist comic and Delona needed to be called on it.

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    NoFearPup  about 12 years ago

    So “monkey” as metaphor is off limits? So much for free speech. What better describes the actions of the Congress in regards to the stimulus bill? I think the “outraged” are guilty of a deeper rooted and unspoken racism against African Americans.

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    HUMPHRIES  about 12 years ago

    puppy logic is on the move again ;oD

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    Simon_Jester  about 12 years ago

    One more thing…

    In the cartoon in question, the Obama-chimp is depicted as having been shot dead.

    NO ONE ever drew a chimp-cartoon about Bush in that context, not even Steve Bell of the Guardian.

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    teaguemj  about 12 years ago

    ” Me thinks they doth protest too much” The editor-in-chief of the Post wrote:”The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist.”

    If you are the one yelling racism, maybe you should check the mirror.

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    MaryWorth Premium Member about 12 years ago

    teaguemj, I call ‘em as I see ‘em and say “racism”, but if I am checking the mirror I’ll be seeing me reading that cartoon!

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