Thursday, February 19, 2009

New York Post Issues Apology for Delonas Cartoon

The New York Post issued an apology moments ago for the Sean Delonas cartoon I have dubbed "Shot Monkey."

Here is the applogy as it appeared on their website:

"Wednesday's Page Six cartoon - caricaturing Monday's police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut - has created considerable controversy.

It shows two police officers standing over the chimp's body: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill," one officer says.

It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.


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."


Law and Order Teacher said...

It's always the last refuge of scoundrels to censor opinion when it disagrees with the government. You have hoisted this cartoonist high for months and now he's being chastised for this cartoon. I didn't take as racist, but it did make a good point. Too bad you can't do that nowadays. Well done, my friend.

Texas Truth said...

Law and Order Teacher: Sean Delonas' cartoons are GREAT. They always make me think about the obvious and not-so-obvious.