Wednesday, February 18, 2009
New York Post cartoon today. I'm sure they have a defense for this. "The stimulus bill is dumb, it could've been written by a monkey it's so bad." Something like that. Connect it to the shooting of the chimp that went on a rampage yesterday.
But c'mon. It's so clear that this cartoon WON'T be interpreted that way by a lot of people. And the other-probably more common--interpretation is so offensive and rude that it far outweighs the very, very minimal humor achieved with the "intended" one.
How an editor didn't look at this and say: "this is not worth it" is beyond me. Apparently the NYPost didn't follow the Dennis and Callahan-METCO story a few years ago.