Go Ahead: Tell Me How It’s Not Racist
Despite the fact that it was the NY Post, which is about as classy as Coors Light nipple pasties, I was willing — in my mind — to give them the benefit of the doubt with regard to the controversial political cartoon. But I kept staring at it and wondering where the hell the political satire was. There is absolutely nothing — nothing — that you can take away from it except that they are calling Obama an ape. That’s it.
The Post couldn’t even offer a valid defense:
“The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut,” Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the Post, said in a statement. “It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy.
That’s it? A “clear parody.” Listen, buddy: I’ve had a lot of years of higher education, and there’s no clear parody there to me, nor is there anything to suggest it’s mocking Washington. What does shooting a chimpanzee have to do with the economy? It’s not only racist, it’s completely fucking nonsensical.
I wish I had a Post subscription, just so I could cancel it.