The New York Post has once again revealed its right wing and racist leaning, by publishing a cartoon by Sean Delonas, (who has a record for ridiculing anyone who is not male, white and straight) a dead chimpanzee and a cop holding a smoking gun, saying “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
Anyone who claims this is not a racist cartoon, obviously has no knowledge of American history or is lying.
St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans tells NPR’s Michele Norris that the conservative-leaning Post is “willfully ignoring” what may have caused the uproar.
But he says an important question is whether there was anyone at the newspaper who said, “There might be a connection here between a chimpanzee and a black person,” Deggans says.
“If there wasn’t somebody in that chain who raised this issue, that’s disturbing because frankly it’s an association that’s pretty easy to see,” Deggans says. “And if the notion was raised, and they printed it anyway, that’s even more disturbing. I mean, this is a newspaper that has had a long history of tangled and trouble racial relations.”
I am not giving a link to the so called newspaper and the cartoon, because I won’t perpetuate the paper’s continuation. In fact, as far as I’m concerned, the sooner the Post goes out of business, the better.