Racist New York Post Continues A Murdoch Theme

In today’s New York Post, and on their website, is a cartoon that shows two cops shooting an ape and saying “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” I’m not going to help the Post out by linking to it. You can find it on your own if you’re interested. But here’s my response:

New York Post Parody

I suppose there will be apologists for the Post who will deny the obvious racist intent, but it’s hard to find another interpretation when the Stimulus Bill is so closely associated with President Obama and the cartoon depicts the author as a dead ape. In the best light, it is still an overtly hostile response to the serious issues facing our nation.

It is not however the first time a Rupert Murdoch property “joked” about assassinating Obama. Last year Fox News contributor Liz Trotta said:

“…and now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama …uh… Obama … well, both if we could.”

Very funny, huh? And then there was the time Bill O’Reilly declared that he didn’t want to “lynch” Michelle Obama. That was considerate of him.

Bill O'Reilly's Lynching Party

This recurring theme of racism and violence directed at the President and his family is just more proof that News Corp is not a legitimate news enterprise and should not be taken seriously or supported by consumers.


3 thoughts on “Racist New York Post Continues A Murdoch Theme

  1. The artist who drew that strip has a body of work that is demeaning and void of real thoughtful satire. The monkey being shot motif is from a recent incident in Connecticut (I think) in which a woman’s pet monkey went berserk, ripped the face off a friend of hers, and had to be shot by cops. It could be argued that the artist meant the stimulus package was so bad it was written by a monkey, a’ la the proverbial 100 monkeys typing out Shakespeare. Well, sure it could, but it could also be interpreted as an attempt to demean the first black president, a’ la the Curious George depictions during the election season. Given the artist’s history I am not inclined to give him credit for deep thought. If I were to use a monkey to describe HIM it would be a masturbating monkey- no subtlety and tons of mindless self-indulgence.


    B8ovin….so wait….you accuse this artist of being racist…then you conclude by saying ‘if I were being racist I’d make Obama a masturbating monkey.’

    You sir/madame…win +10 Internets.

    • I think B8ovin was talking about making the cartoonist a masturbating monkey – not Obama.

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