Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rupert Murdoch's NY Post Publishes Racist Cartoon Against Obama!

Representatives of the Republican Party, still reeling from their November losses, are at it again. First, Limbaugh, one of their party leaders and chief spokesperson, said he wanted Obama and our country to Fail. Then Chip Saltsman, candidate for RNC Chair, sent out a "Barack the Magic Negro" CD to his fellow RNC members. Now, Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News and a large RNC contributor, has his NY Post newspaper publish an extremely racist cartoon against Obama's Stimulus package.
Here is what some have said about the cartoon: Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists said: "To compare the nation's first African-American commander in chief to a dead chimpanzee is nothing short of racist drivel."
The Rev. Al Sharpton called the cartoon "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys." Sharpton planned to picket the Post on Thursday along with others.

Judge the cartoon for yourselves. Clearly Racist!! It appears the RNC is not only desperate, they are resorting to mean racism to rally their troops. Shame on them!!
NY Post cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp
blog: New York Post’s Offensive Cartoon


LeeSee said...

Eric Holder just said Americans are cowards about confronting racism, apparently they're not cowards about expressing it.

Dee said...

You are right.
This is outrageous!
Yet the RNC defenders will somehow try to rationalize this.

pcorn54 said...

You would be surprised the comments I hear on the road every day, alluding to the assassination of the President.

Not to mention all the subtle and not so subtle suggestions of the same on sites like and others.

The most popular?

What do Abe Lincoln, JFK and Obama have in common?

Answer? Nothing yet!

Dee said...

I worry about our President.
I was worried when I heard he was going to Maricopa county today.
There are so many haters there.

I pray that the Secret Service keeps him very safe!

God Bless America!
God Bless Our President!

Nelson said...

Maricopa county is huge. The part Obama went to isn't really violent.

ultima said...

Dee wrote, "Yet the RNC defenders will somehow try to rationalize this."

So now you want to pin freedom of the press on the RNC??? Does the RNC control Murdoch?

Please explain how this cartoon is racist. Does one necessarily have to equate a dead ape to the human drafters of the stimulus bill Pelosi and Reid? Was this bill introduced by the White House or by both Houses of Congress? If Obama personally wrote it and took credit for doing so, then the cartoon would be offensive. I don't understand the cartoon. Why represent the stimulus bill as an ape?

ultima said...

"Eric Holder just said Americans are cowards about confronting racism, apparently they're not cowards about expressing it."

Expressing it is part of confronting it. If you refer to a guy in a crowd as the guy in the checked jacket rather than that black guy, is that confronting it, expessing it or something else?

pcorn54 said...

Actually, with the recent Barnett decision and the Nicholas Corbett mistrials which all the rabid loons are celebrating, Arizona should allow the good folks to leave, wall the place off and give it to the loony toons, white supremcists, neo nazis, Viagra Vigilantes and allow them all to have a big giant hate fest!

Vicente Duque said...

The Kernel of American Politics is Race

I have thought that everything revolves about Race and Minorities in American Politics. More than any other issue, including Gays and Lesbians, or Abortions. Gays and Aborters may be considered "Minorities", even if they are white.

I have some Videos of Rachel Maddow talking to the Great Economists Paul Krugman and Jeffrey Sachs.

She also tapes the Republicans cutting School Building Spending, cutting Health and Social Services for the Poor and the Ill.

Marry the Congress anti Stimulus Republicans to Hate TV, Hate Radio, that is the Reacist Media ( Rush Limbaugh et al. ) and what do you get ?

A toxic explosive cocktail of Hate against Minorities. So all services and monies have to be denied to Minorities like Education, Health, etc ...

But our Great Economists that are White People tell us that it is precisely the Minorities, the Poor and the Ill ( including some Whites ) . Those are the people that may reactivate, reinvigorate, revitalize, and make the revival of the Economy.

The rich always save the Tax Cuts, that is what the Nobel Prize Winners tell us.

"And what kind of Country do we want ?"

That is what they tell to Ms Rachel Maddow.

Vicente Duque

The Arizonian said...

Something so trusted by many goes on a rampage, then has to be shot.

Government goes on a rampage, further nationalizing banks and setting up government monitored health care and call it a "stimulus bill".

Government needs to get shot....

At least, that it what I saw the cartoon to be.

I guess I would have to be racist to get the "Obama-chimp-gate".....

The Arizonian said...

Nelson said...
"Maricopa county is huge. The part Obama went to isn't really violent."

The Arizonian said...

This is a fun map of Mesa crime:

The Arizonian said...

Just FYI, he chose that part of the city, and country for that matter, due to the fact that is one of the hardest hit places in the country when it comes to foreclosures.....

mikel weisser said...

To me the chimp cartoon was Murdoch telling America the cops need to kill Obama. As much as i hated Bush (and my earliest anti-Bush piece was even before he was the GOP nominee in 2000 i never would have called for his murder. We are in a terrible time indeed when people condone this cartoon and condemn Holder's eye opening remarks.

Paul DelMonte said...

I was reading about this... I don't think the cartoon was a "Racist Cartoon Against Obama"

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