Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

Rupe

After two weeks the stink from that dead monkey carcass has finally wafted up to The Big Boss.

“As the Chairman of the New York Post, I am ultimately responsible for what is printed in its pages. The buck stops with me.”

How Trumanesque.

“Last week, we made a mistake. We ran a cartoon that offended many people.”

Uh, no. The mistake was that it offended too many people. Have you seen President Obama’s approval ratings? They’re sky high.

“Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted.”

Don’t you just love the distinction? “Offended and even insulted.” Apparently one can become offended and not insulted. Once the offense line is crossed to insult an “apology” is in order.

“Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of people and I now better understand the hurt this cartoon has caused.”

Can we have a list of their names?

“At the same time, I have had conversations with Post editors about the situation and I can assure you – without a doubt – that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation. It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such.”

Recalling one of my all time favorite movie lines (from The Wild Bunch ) “I know what you meant to do. it’s what you did that I don’t like!”

But in the case of The New York Post it’s screamingly obvious what they meant to do. It was a call to murder President Barack Obama

Obama

“We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community.”

As your community consists of white racists I can’t imagine how “more attuned” you can become. Surely you’re not planning to fire Sean Delanos, are you?

No I didn’t think so.

Sing us out Connie.