Racist Anti-Obama Cartoon From NY Post


gopher
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NY Post cartoon of dead chimpanzee stirs outrage | National news | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle





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''A New York Post cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police drew outrage Wednesday from civil rights leaders and elected officials who said it echoed racist stereotypes of blacks as monkeys.
The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows two police officers, one with a smoking gun, standing over the body of a bullet-riddled chimp. The caption reads: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."
The cartoon refers to a chimpanzee named Travis who was killed Monday by police in Stamford, Conn., after it mauled a friend of its owner.
Some critics called the cartoon racist and said it trivialized a tragedy in which a woman was disfigured and a chimpanzee killed. Others said the cartoon suggests that Obama should be assassinated. Many urged a boycott of the Post and the companies that advertise in it.''



The hatred from the far right grows every day. Had anyone done that about Bush, the far right would have demanded an arrest under the USA Patriot Act.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Had anyone done that about Bush, the far right would have demanded an arrest under the USA Patriot Act.

Hardly. The left wrote the book on feigned indignation.
 
gopher
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Reports on the radio are that even the right wing is enraged over this treasonous cartoon.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Reports on the radio are that even the right wing is enraged over this treasonous cartoon.

You mean right-wing Americans? They don't have a sense of humour.
 
Kreskin
#5
Of all the cartoons they could chose from the editor put this one in? Not sure about racist but is certainly stunned.
 
Scott Free
Free Thinker
#6
That it's intent was racist isn't certain, it can be read in a way that it isn't intended, however, the cartoonist and paper definitely showed some poor judgement in printing it.
 
mt_pockets1000
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

You mean right-wing Americans? They don't have a sense of humour.

And you do?
 
missile
Conservative
#8
Not only is it racsist,but it's in extremely poor taste and the tie in with the chimp attack that left a person with their face torn off is just disgusting.
 
Risus
#9
Some people are sure thin skinned...
 
bobnoorduyn
Free Thinker
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

The hatred from the far right grows every day. Had anyone done that about Bush, the far right would have demanded an arrest under the USA Patriot Act.



Not quite the same, but there are many more cartoons depicting Bush as a monkey and no one was arrested.
 
Cannuck
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Why is it racist to compare Obama to a monkey but not Bush? The only people that would think it racist, obviously see some connection between monkeys and Barack's race. It's unfortunate that some people would make that connection.
 
bobnoorduyn
Free Thinker
#12
And in the name of equal opportunity:

 
L Gilbert
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Back to the OP: how does the NYPost know it was even a chimp, let alone a black chimp, that wrote the bill. Last I heard, prez's don't even write their own speeches.
 
Scott Free
Free Thinker
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by missileView Post

Not only is it racsist,but it's in extremely poor taste and the tie in with the chimp attack that left a person with their face torn off is just disgusting.

You don't know that. There is some probability that it might be but it certainly isn't a given. That you want to think it is says more about your mindset than the cartoonists.

This is why North America is going to sh*t: people think probabilistic reasoning is certainty.

It doesn't follow with certainty that the cartoon is racist just because you think it is.
 
EagleSmack
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Of all the cartoons they could chose from the editor put this one in? Not sure about racist but is certainly stunned.

No kidding. I was thinking...

"Ok... Freedom of the Press... but wow! Why would they print this knowing what would happen?!"
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post










Why is it racist to compare Obama to a monkey but not Bush? The only people that would think it racist, obviously see some connection between monkeys and Barack's race. It's unfortunate that some people would make that connection.

Very VERY good point. As they say in here from time to time... you can't have it both ways.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post



Why is it racist to compare Obama to a monkey but not Bush? The only people that would think it racist, obviously see some connection between monkeys and Barack's race. It's unfortunate that some people would make that connection.

Which race?
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Which race?

I don't know. I guess we'll let the people that think it's racist tell us.
 
L Gilbert
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#19
Anyway, I thought cartoons were supposed to be funny. The pics of Bush are a lot funnier than the cartoon.
 
Liberalman
#20
What’s next? Fried chicken and watermelon, are those foods going to be on the terror watch list.

Are we all going to have to join the Baptist to be on the good side of Obama?

Is this the dream Martin Luther King Jr. had so many years ago?

I guess the honeymoon is over now the unpopular work will begin.
 
Walter
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Had anyone done that about Bush, the far right would have demanded an arrest under the USA Patriot Act.

You missed, Death Of A President, a movie where W was assassinated.
 
Tyr
Free Thinker
#22
It's the Post, a Rupert Murdoch "rag". If you haven't figured out that Murdoch is a racist yet, you don't get out much. The Publisher is Carlucci and the Editor is Col Allen, both RNC "good 'ol boys"

I mean even the National Enquirer has more crediblity
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
#23
Hmmmm.....Fried Chicken and Watermelon....Aghhhh....

 
gopher
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''Not quite the same, but there are many more cartoons depicting Bush as a monkey and no one was arrested.''

But not as a DEAD monkey.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

You missed, Death Of A President, a movie where W was assassinated.

Never heard of it.
 
Just the Facts
Free Thinker
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Which race?

Exactly, the cartoon was speciesist.

And it in no way implies that the monkey represents Obama.

This is just sensationalist garbage by people looking for a reason to be offended.
 
Just the Facts
Free Thinker
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

''Not quite the same, but there are many more cartoons depicting Bush as a monkey and no one was arrested.''

But not as a DEAD monkey.

The monkey in this cartoon is not depicting Obama.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
#28
The opposite page in yesterday's Post dealt with Obama's bill. This cartoon appeared just opposite of it. Catch the NYC news online and you will see how the City reacted to it.
 
Walter
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Never heard of it.

Runtime: 90 mins
Genre: Dramas

Theatrical Release:Oct 27, 2006 Limited
Box Office: $167,000

Synopsis: Winner of the International Critics' Prize at the Toronto Film Festival, "DEATH OF A PRESIDENT" is conceived as a fictional TV documentary broadcast in 2008, reflecting on a monstrously despicable... Winner of the International Critics' Prize at the Toronto Film Festival, "DEATH OF A PRESIDENT" is conceived as a fictional TV documentary broadcast in 2008, reflecting on a monstrously despicable and cataclysmic event: the assassination of President George W. Bush on October 19th, 2007. The "documentary" combines archival footage and carefully composed interviews, presented in a respectful and dignified manner. It is exciting and questioning, and it offers viewers a riveting story, creating a provocative political thriller that reveals larger truths. But the film doesn't advocate violence; rather, it shows the pernicious effects of violence The film opens with ferocious energyas frenetically edited archival footage thrusts us into a raging crowd of protesters, waiting for President Bush's procession. The President is portrayed as a sympathetic and likable man-beloved by those close to him and charming to his followers. As the President gives a patriotic speech inside a hotel, the demonstrators' fury increases to the breaking point. The tension mounts until the horrible instant where the President is assassinated. After the assassination, the film shifts into the style of a mystery, and follows the FBI's hunt for the assassin. All the suspects are interviewed except one-the Syrian man who is convicted and put on death row. There is much circumstantial evidence against him. But is he guilty of the crime? Or does his Middle Eastern origin provide a convenient excuse to label the death of the President as an Act of Terror? Director Gabriel Range previously used the device of a "retrospective documentary" in his celebrated 2003 film "The Day Britain Stopped," about a chain of events that led to a breakdown of the country's transport system and nearly a hundred fatalities. Both of these films have been acclaimed for the technical virtuosity with which they combine archival footage and filmed scenes to create disturbingly real visions of catastrophes. --© Newmarket Films [Less]

Starring: George W. Bush, Becky Ann Baker, Michael Reilly Burke, Hend Ayoub
Starring: George W. Bush, Becky Ann Baker, Michael Reilly Burke, Hend Ayoub, Brian Boland, Robert Mangiardi, Jay Patterson, James Urbaniak, Neko Parham, Seena Jon, Christian Stolte, Tony Dale
Director: Gabriel Range
Director: Gabriel Range
Screenwriter: Simon Finch, Gabriel Range
Producer: Simon Finch, Ed Guiney, Gabrielle Range
Studio: Newmarket Films
 
gopher
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Death Of a President.avi




Hmmm, I learned something, there.
 

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