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The NY Post editorial cartoon debacle - Hawk's Eyrie
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The NY Post editorial cartoon debacle
I was just looking at a copy of the editorial cartoon, and what it most strongly reminds me of is the Oscar Grant shooting in Oakland overlaid with the stimulus issue.

In other words, my first impression of that is that he's comparing Barack Obama to Oscar Grant, not whatever chimp story broke out of the NE earlier.

That might not be what he meant, but - if so - that is some very sloppy editorial cartooning to not make it clear. And some bad decision making, considering that historically blacks have been called chimps to show they were supposedly sub-human.

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Mood: disgusted

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missysedai From: missysedai Date: February 19th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
considering that historically blacks have been called chimps to show they were supposedly sub-human.

Would you believe there are people who have never heard this?

It made me headdesk. Mostly the implied "I've never heard this, so it can't be true" tones made me headdesk.
mhnicholson From: mhnicholson Date: February 20th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Basically, they are asking us to believe that the entire editorial staff and anyone with approval power was unaware. That is just not plausible.
culfinriel From: culfinriel Date: February 19th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
My immediate impression is exactly that it's a reference to the president. What else would it be? Sure, it's using the chimp incident, but it's a really obvious thing and in really poor taste.
skwidly From: skwidly Date: February 19th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
First Linky No Worky.
merhawk From: merhawk Date: February 19th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Oops! Thanks for the heads-up; fixed now.
verbicide From: verbicide Date: February 20th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
This was enraging. I sent a furious and probably useless email to the Post yesterday.

krfsm From: krfsm Date: February 20th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
merhawk From: merhawk Date: February 20th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Mm. Lovely track record of his.
krfsm From: krfsm Date: February 20th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Isn't it, though?
lugonn From: lugonn Date: February 22nd, 2009 06:43 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
When I saw it I thought of the killer chimp story where they had to kill the chimp combined with the stimulus package, but the chimp represented Congress (or possibly Pelosi) to me. Thinking that Obama was the chimp never even occurred to me (despite the huge historical weight of a black/monkey comparison), until I heard about the furor over the comic.
lugonn From: lugonn Date: February 22nd, 2009 06:48 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Having said that I didn't see the Obama/monkey/black link until it was pointed out, I will say that it is surpassingly odd that no-one at the editorial desk saw that as a possibility since they no doubt spent a great deal more time analyzing the cartoon toon than I did.
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