WHAT were they thinking?

You’ve likely read the story about the crazed chimp that went ape and critically mauled a woman in Stamford, CT (where such creatures are considered house pets). Police had to shoot and kill the poor simian. This morning, in an eye-popping interpretation of the event, a New York Post cartoonist has depicted the shooting–two white cops with smoking guns looking at a dead chimp–as a shot at President Obama and the stimulus package. In the caption, one cop says to the other: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” People here in Brooklyn were buzzing about it this ayem, and The Huffington Post has coverage here. I love tabloids, but this boggles the mind.
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Charles Cosimano

posted February 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I love political incorrectness as much as anyone and I certainly applaud the New York Post for running it, but I can’t make any sense out of it.

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posted February 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I have had images of Kong at the base of the Empire State building, but on a much smaller scale.

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posted February 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Personally, I think this is heinous bigotry comparing poor chimpanzees to members of congress. They (the chimpanzees) need a good law firm to represent them in a class-action law suit against the New York Post. Bigotry and insensitivity must be cut off at the roots, especially as it pertains to primates. I’m sure PETA would agree.

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posted February 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm

We have freedom of the press in this country. I think this is in poor taste, but the NY Times does have the right to publish it. It has sparked conversation so it has probably done what it was meant to do.

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