Apparently Rupert Murdoch, owner of the New York Post, apologized for a political cartoon that some people felt was racist. You can read about it and see the cartoon here. Maybe I’m missing something… but how is this racist? I’m assuming the chimp is supposed to be Obama. George Bush has been compared to a chimp countless times, why is it suddenly racist if Obama is depicted as a chimp? Maybe it’s because the chimp is being shot by police? I really don’t know.
More importantly, how does this cartoon even make sense? I gather they’re insinuating that the author of the stimulus bill was no smarter than a chimp. But what does this have to do with the chimp that attacked that lady in Connecticuit? It’s like they’re trying to tie two unrelated current events together.
Really Rupert Murdoch should be apologizing for political cartoons, which are neither funny nor meaningful. It reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine gets someone at The New Yorker to admit that their cartoon doesn’t make any sense.