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Caveman: “NY Post Blatant Racism?”

Posted by lawman2 on February 20, 2009


Too bad the leadership of the New York Post didn’t follow the lead of the president in admitting that an editorial cartoon they ran Feb. 18th 2009 by Sean Delonas was offensive, careless and racist.

If you haven’t seen the editorial in question, it shouldn’t take you long to figure out that the subtle message was clear: comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee.

In the cartoon, a cop is holding a smoking gun and, with another officer, looking at a bullet-riddled body of a chimpanzee. The caption reads: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

NY Post Sean Delonas cartoons

NY Post Sean Delonas cartoons

Delonas, the cartoonist, said to CNN, “It’s absolutely friggin ridiculous. Do you really think I’m saying Obama should be shot? I didn’t see that in the cartoon. The chimpanzee was a major story in the Post. Every paper in New York, except The New York Times, covered the chimpanzee story. It’s just ridiculous. It’s about the economic stimulus bill. If you’re going to make that about anybody, it would be [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, which it’s not.”

Well to some, (obviously the editors of the NY Post) they might be able to excuse the cartoon and artist by his excuse,  BUT anyone with half a brain, especially someone knowing the history of African-Americans being called monkeys and gorillas, would have said to Delonas, “Are you a friggin loon?  You need to rethink this.”

Maybe  the best statement to sum up the issue can be taken from a black history month speech given today by our first black attorney general, Eric Holder.

“Even as we fight a war against terrorism, deal with the reality of electing an African-American as our president for the first time and deal with the other significant issues of the day, the need to confront our racial past — and our racial present, and to understand the history of African people in this country — endures,” he said. “One cannot truly understand America without understanding the historical experience of black people in this nation. Simply put, to get to the heart of this country, one must examine its racial soul.”

I decided to dig a bit and see what other cartoons they might offer…


The man supposedly wants to marry a sheep…  Is this supposed to depict the “slippery slope?”  we keep hearing about from the right wing conservative “Christian” base?

This caveman won’t be subscribing to the NY Post anymore!  They can keep slipping their racist and homophobic political “agenda’s” in, but hell I won’t be supporting them!


You Can read more caveman’s perspectives from lawman Just A Caveman


5 Responses to “Caveman: “NY Post Blatant Racism?””

  1. Lawman2 said

    i will no longer be subscribing to the post.


  2. tothewire said

    Great post Lawman! You know this means we will have to find another news source! lol I am proud of you!


  3. dorian9 said

    yep that was a dirty cheap shot and of course they’ll deny it. what were the editors thinking letting something like this get on press.
    this is scary.


  4. brucehood said

    Jeezo… How long was that? about one month into office?





  5. Lawman2 said

    hey there bruce! yes, it really is.

    for those who don’t know, i am a huge fan of bruce hood! he is the popular author of the book SUPERSENSE. i hope everyone takes a few min to visit his site!always a great read!



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