Friday 20 February 2009


the New York Post has taken a hammering over this cartoon which was widly felt to imply that Obama was a monkey and that it was racist. They have apologised.

So whats the NZ take ?


Lee Clark said...

I think they are saying a trained monkey could have written it (The Bill) because it is such a pile of crap.
They are also alluding to the idea that the stress of writing the Bill sent this poor simian over the edge.
I don't think they are saying that Obama is a monkey, because it is common knowledge that black people are monkeys. However, anyone with half a braincell could have seen the outrage this would generate. Which is, of course why they went with it.

Anonymous said...

I think it was the New York Post, not the New York Times.

Cactus Kate said...

They've called and cartooned Bush as a monkey for years. I don't see any difference.

Every time you are critical of Obama the race card seems to be pulled.

It's getting boring.

adamsmith1922 said...

Cannot criticize God, see my cartoon tomorrow

Barnsley Bill said...

I agree with Cactus and surprisingly (to me) Lee.
However only a complete dickhead would not have realised what the response would be when they published it.
I am less than impressed that it has been posted on my blog.

Anonymous said...

The cartoon is only funny because Travis the monkey went crazy and needed to be shot. Similarly, a whole load of democrats went crazy and voted for the stimulus bill. Perhaps they need to be shot too...

PS. I agree with the monkey.

Anonymous said...

but as long as it wasnt chimpy mcbushitlerhaliburton that was being maligned its racist

cant you people SEE this???

you must all be racist too.

interesting how so-called liberals are so keen to find racism everywhere isnt it