Rupert Murdoch, who not only owns The New York Post, but Fox News as well, had an apology printed in his racist newspaper:
I wonder how long before the next racist outrage show up in his paper or tv station. He still claims that the whole uproar came as a surprise to him. And he still places the onus on those who felt offended. He does not accept responsibility for publishing a racist cartoon. He is stating that some readersthought it was racist! This is no apology,… it’s a continuation of the denial.
I recently read a blog on the otherwise neutral Christian Science Monitor that was reporting on the “apology” by the New York Post about their recent racist cartoon. The article was pretty biased against not only Al Sharpton, but the idea that the cartoon was racist. This, of course, led to numerous comments that veered toward racist dogma.
When I went back to the Christian Science Monitor get some quotes, I found they had removed it:
– Editor’s note: This post has been removed because it generated inappropriate comments.
Thank you Christian Science Monitor for removing the inflammatory. The only relationship this blog and comments had with the 1st amendment is as another example of shouting fire in a crowded theater.
A note: I have added a category labeled race.
addendum 2/20/2009 – I just checked my link to the removed blog, and see that the entire page has been taken down.
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.