Thursday, February 19, 2009

Random Question Of The Day: NY Post Cartoon

There has been quite an uproar over the last day or so about the NY Post cartoon above. Do you think that it is an innocent joke by the author expressing the opinion that a monkey must have written the stimulus bill because it is so bad? Or, was there a more sinister, racist motive behind the cartoon with a black president being the monkey?
Given the cops, the monkey, the association of persons of African descent with monkeys, Obama being synonymous with the bill, and the ultra conservative NY Post, I'm leaning towards the latter. What say you?

4 comments:

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I can't tell you how livid I am behind this cartoon. You can't tell me that these people are so out of touch that they could not see how offensive this is? Come on.

AthenaBee said...

Considering my jaw hit my keyboard when I saw it... I'd say I'm a tiny bit offended.

AthenaBee said...

Wait, they did always call W. a chimp... could it be that?

TravelDiva said...

DT -- Girrrl. Unless they were living under a rock...

AB - W's chimp references were well earned and documented by pictures. LOL.