We've recently seen a fake controversy about a political cartoon that ran in this past Wednesday's New York Post.
In the context of nonstop reporting about a terrible incident about a chimpanzee mauling a woman in Connecticut, Page Six cartoonist Sean Delonas produced a political cartoon where police shot a chimp, and said " They'll Have to Find Someone Else to Write the Next Stimulus Bill "
Some, led by the racist comedian Rev. Al Sharpton have claimed that the cartoon is comparing President Obama to a chimp who is worthy of being shot. That's a lie.
NY Post political cartoons are not known for their subtlety. It's part of their Pier Six Brawl charm. But this cartoon is one of two things- a) a connection to Nancy Pelosi, who with her simian friends did write the slapdash and pork-filled stimulus bill, or b) two, a botched and hastily drawn cartoon that connected the top two issues of the day in a way that does not make sense. My vote is for b.
But this is now a freedom of speech issue. When a boycott is called by Al Sharpton of Crown Heights Riots / Tawana Brawley / Freddys Mart firebombing fame, count me out or, most likely count me in for the other side.
I will make a point to buy the NY Post tomorrow morning and most every morning to come.