New York Post Non-Apology for Racist Cartoon Makes Monkeys of Us All
By Mark Karlin
A search of Google will reveal that most of the corporate mainstream press headlined that the New York Post had "apologized" for its racist cartoon depicting President Obama as a monkey. But the New York Post did not apologize by any common meaning of the word in a subsequent editorial: it defended the cartoon and mocked all fair-minded Americans by "apologizing" if the cartoon that the Post claimed was innocuous "offended" anyone.
In short, the fault lies in our eyes and sensitivities, the Post told us, not in their barely coded bigotry. One of our regular BuzzFlash "lighter side" contributors is a cartoonist who got it right. As our "Pablo" observes in his toon entitled "Offended by Apology": "It was one of those 'If anyone was offended' apologies"; Well, "I'm offended at those who were not offended."
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