NY Post Issues Insulting 'Apology' for Racist Cartoon
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Yesterday, the New York Post published a cartoon by Sean Delonas showing two police officers shooting a chimpanzee and saying, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." Many people immediately questioned whether the chimp was meant to be President Obama. Hundreds of people protested outside the offices of the Rupert-Murdoch owned NY Post today, calling for the paper to be shut down. This evening, the Post put up an editorial apologizing to some people who were "offended by the image." At the same time, however, editors said they were disgusted by " opportunists seek to make it something else":
Amanda Terkel is Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Deputy Editor for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.