Rupert Murdoch’s slime machine the New York Post ran a cartoon that has raised the cackles of every thinking human being, although conservatives tend to claim that there’s nothing racially inflammatory about it (a qualification that considering the words “thinking human being” is totally unnecessary).
The Post denies any inference that the monkey in the cartoon is intended to represent Obama, the artist alleges he was satirically commenting only on the quality of the Stimulus Bill, via the chimp-killing incident.
Despite the fact that monkeys/chimps/apes have long been used to demean African Americans, The Post and artist of the “cartoon” claim no such intent.
Conservatives note that during Bush’s two terms, many liberals compared him to a chimp and the “Curious George” monkey character, failing to mention the name “George,” which the two share or the fact that Bush being white would not draw a similar connotation.
What are your thoughts on this?