N.Y. Post Doesn’t Back Down on Chimp Cartoon

To be honest, I expected them to roll over sooner than this. But they’re standing by their cartoonist. Actually, they’re going one further and giving the finger to their detractors.

But it has been taken as something else – as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism.

This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.

However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past – and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

To them, no apology is due.

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon – even as the opportunists seek to make it something else.

Good for them. This is exactly the right response. Contrite towards the few (hypothetical) people that deserve it. And a firm fuck-off to everyone else. Sometimes a drawing of a chimpanzee is just a drawing of a chimpanzee. The crazy chimp lady story just happened to coincide with the creation of the spendulus. Personally, I think there should be more references to the infinite monkey theorem in daily life.

~ by Gabriel Malor on February 19, 2009.

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