Thursday, February 19, 2009

Maybe he really meant it that way...

In case you haven't heard, the NY Post ran a cartoon with a recently shot chimpanzee and the caption, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." Al Sharpton and the other usual suspects are organizing a protest, on the grounds that the cartoon was a racist joke about Obama. My initial response was to buy the Post's obvious defense that they were just making a monkeys-on-typewriters joke, and that there was no, um, smoking gun linking the chimp to Obama.

However, given this bit of context in the WaPo story I'm not so sure any longer [update, here's the Jessica Simpson cartoon]:
An earlier Delonas cartoon made fun of Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills for having only one leg, and another compared gay people seeking marriage licenses to sheep lovers. In a cartoon last month, an enormous Jessica Simpson dumps boyfriend Tony Romo for Ronald McDonald.

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