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145 Responses to UPDATE: Protest Outside NY Post Over Chimp Cartoon

  1. Profile photo of freddyk11
    freddyk11 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    Link: UPDATE: Protest Outside NY Post Over Chimp Cartoon - Demonstrators took it to the streets today and marched in front of the New York Post over the chimp cartoon.
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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    YOU HAVE TO BE pooTING ME! This is truly an embarrassment to be as both a black woman and a New Yorker. I hate stupid people--I really, really do.
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    kurush Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    LOL. Prophet Mohammed cartoons part deux?
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    If it was meant to be Obama, the drating monkey would look like Obama. Long face, big ears, etc.

    This is actually starting to make me angry.

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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Did the manatees that were writing Family Guy`s script start working for the Post?
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    Bored2Run Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    Sharpton is an opportunist at best. Racially offensive? Hardly. People want equality yet they persist in separating themselves by continuing to point fingers on such minor and assumed infractions. We need to laugh at ourselves and allow others the same. After that we can tackle the real issues instead of garbage like this.
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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    all aboard the fail train. these guys all have tickets. do you?
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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    i think im more offended that the comicstrip wasnt funny
  9. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    Y`see, this is why I despise Democrats.

    I despise Republicans for different reasons.

    Democrats are intellectually dishonest.

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    nice south park reference dilldog...
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    AVAHMT Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    this is all drating stupid
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    you know...i find that this isnt really that serious, to where people are wanting the post shut down -_- hell. even if it is racist. its technically free speech so...if you dont like it, dont read it.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Who wants to bet things would have been different had the New York Times posted it?
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Besides, BUSH is the chimp, right?

    Right? Right, Dems?

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    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    I don`t get it. We been calling our leaders monkeys since the dawn of time. What`s so wrong with this?
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    Medi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    If only we had some kind of Right that protected our ability to speak freely. That would be awesome.
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    papakilljoy Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    well even though it is offensive, we live in a country that has freedom of speech and freedom of press.
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    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    people get offended when black people get called monkeys because the internet thinks they are the missing link between humans and apes
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    Skrewdriver Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    drat Al Sharpton.
  20. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    "If only we had some kind of Right that protected our ability to speak freely. That would be awesome."

    If only we had some kind of right that protected our ability to protest. That would be awesome.

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    Bored2Run Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    Medi, we already have that protection. It`s within our U.S. Constitution. First Amendment. Read it sometime.
  22. Profile photo of JarvisKnot
    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    lol oblivious bored2run
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    dougsimpson Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Have Americans seriously become that stupid? We are f*cked. "Lost on most" Oh, Christ.
  24. Profile photo of Bored2Run
    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    PrimetimeKin, same goes for you my neighbor: U.S. Constitution. First amendment. Don`t just read it, do your best to understand what it means. We have the right of speech, protest and assembly.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    it will all blow over soon, but i really dont think this was intended to be racist, i dont think the cartoonist was referring to obama in that cartoon. people just need somthing to argue about.
    p.s. obama does kinda look like a monkey.
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    mrbippy Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    I agree with screwdriver. Notice the first sign you see: Racist AND ANTI-LABOR. This has nothing to do with racism. This is about control.
  27. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    "PrimetimeKin, same goes for you my neighbor: U.S. Constitution. First amendment. Don`t just read it, do your best to understand what it means. We have the right of speech, protest and assembly."

    Are you serious?
    I wasn`t going to make fun of you but now you`re o for 2.

    When medi posted that he was being sarcastic saying that the NY Post is protected by the first amendment.

    Then I sarcastically replied that the protesters are protected by the first amendment.

    Bored2Run, same goes for you my neighbor:I-am-bored comments. Don`t just read it, do your best to understand what it means. We have the right to make fun of you

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    Bored2Run Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    JarvisKnot: A teenager you are. But yeah, hey LOL keep calling me oblivious. Tell me that after you`ve lost your virginity, paid your own bills, married, had kids, owned property, paid taxes and lived as an adult. K? Thanks
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    andystevens Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    So this is the new "13 yr old boy is a daddy non-story" forum for people who like to react rather than stop and think?
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    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    al sharpton is a pratt (english insult ftw)
  31. Profile photo of Medi
    Medi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    Bored2Run,

    If only we had some kind of educational system that we could attend free of charge. This could provide us with such basic knowledge that when someone makes a snarky remark regarding it we could easily discern it to be sarcasm. That would be awesome.

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    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    PrimetimeKin, Sorry, my bad. I`m lost on the sarcasm quotient. With so little posted comments and following the flow -plus your lack of articulation- well... what else had I to go by? Hello Pot. I`m Kettle.
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    Medi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    primetimekin,

    You`re absolutely right. Regardless, I think it`s silly for people to protest and call for the closure of a newspaper over this. Of course they`re free to do so.

  34. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Bored, don`t tempt the mods.

    I`m glad we have the 1st amendment. Best thing we got. Till someone decides to over turn it. I`m looking at you, Obama.

  35. Profile photo of Bored2Run
    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    Medi, every person in the U.S. has equal opportunity to public education. Every child. Too bad no one held your hand to lead you to kindergarten. Yet, you can write and read. Guess you went abroad for that education, huh?
  36. Profile photo of Bored2Run
    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Thanks deltaumarcus. I appreciate your handshake. If IAB mods are threatened by my posts, then it just goes to show hypocracy and censorship. So far, they promote freedom. I`m testing that. I`ve been a fan of this site for years. I`ll continue to be. Mods come and go. meh. Won`t stop me from frequenting the site. :)
  37. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    They are a bit too sensitive, but I definitly see how it could be taken the wrong way
  38. Profile photo of Medi
    Medi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Bored2Run,

    Surprisingly, I did attend school within the United States. It even taught me how to form coherent and complete sentences. I`m sorry you missed that part.

  39. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Bored, don`t be a dick. It isn`t worth it
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    dutchboy93 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    Al Sharpton really needs to get a life. It`s one thing to protest when white cops kill black guys, but I mean seriously, if this is what he is protesting, it`s just sad.
  41. Profile photo of Bored2Run
    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Medi, fine, you attended public school. And you did so "free of charge" so to speak.

    So why beg for it when it`s already available? Why is it that when you get something free, you take advantage and gain from its prosperity do you completely disqualify it? Why?

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    This is the work of Sharpton, that embicile with too much time on his hands.

    The drawing is nothing more than political satire that was connecting the chimp who was recently stabbed and then shot to death, and Obama`s state of affairs regarding the stimulous package. Any CHIMP with a brain can see it. Those without a brain were participating in that ridiculous protest. This isn`t racism, it`s pure ignorance at it`s worst. The blind leading the blind.

    Sharpton jumps on any "cause" he can make money from. This is a non-issue, so let`s try to move it along.

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    Medi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    Al Sharpton is self-serving. He no longer stands for change regarding Civil Rights or United States race relations. He makes a living by the perpetuation of racial tensions. If there were to be an improvement he would lose his income and position of power. He has vested interested in ensuring racial improvements are not made.

    Secondly, he sees the world through the lens` of the 1960s. He sees racial offenses (or creates them) when there are none to be had. I am all for an open and honest discussion for the improvement of race relations in America. But, Al Sharpton is not the man to lead that discussion.

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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    So... wouldn`t the real racists be the people equating blacks with monkeys?
    I.E. these protesters?
    I mean, that`s obviously what they`re acknowledging, no? Talk about hypocrisy.

    Alas, wherever there are People, there is Stupid.
    It`ll never end. :/

  45. Profile photo of Medi
    Medi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Bored2Run,

    I was being sarcastic. I was being sarcastic about the 1st Amendment and free access to education.

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    CAP9993 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    Again the Freedom of Press overrules these idiots complaining.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    Wow, "led by al sharpton"
    how many times have we heard that one before?
    that`s all i`m gonna say about it
  48. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    What`s really alarming is that Obama didn`t write the stimulus bill. The Chimp actually represents the monkey`s who did write it. Nothing more.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    totally ridiculous. reminds me of the gingers boycotting Wendy`s. I mean, it didn`t need to happen.
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    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    They compared bush to all sorts of animals, but you don`t see whites complaining. I blaim al sharpton.
  51. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    lets ask obama if he cares
    problem solved
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    What would have been even BETTER, is if the cartoonist would have added another panel showing the same 2 policemen, now off duty and enjoying a beer together, with new fur jackets, saying, "Oh well, at least it wasn`t a total loss. After all, `fur is green`"
  53. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    If ye look hard enough, racism ye shall find.
  54. Profile photo of Veggieman
    Veggieman Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    this ignorance only creates racism
  55. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    I, honestly, did not see the problem until they explained it to me.

    I saw a dead chimp, shot because he wrote the stimulus bill.
    I thought maybe it was because it threatened the president, maybe it was because of animal cruelty, or maybe some people really like Obama, and a chimpanzee is not an animal they approve of for comparison purposes...

    I did not see the racism until I remembered the term "porch monkey" from Clerks 2, and made a very slight connection.

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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    i thought this would be just some people bitching about nothing but this is quite extreme dam porch monkey comic writers
  57. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    Oh dear...

    Yes, there is quite a bit of racism surrounding our new president. I kind of hate opportunists. I feel the same way about this that I do about PETA.

    Good god...

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    concept Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    publicity opportunist sums him up perfectly
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    Bored2Run Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    shaboikin, lmao. Exactly.
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    JMoney100 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    fckin Al Sharpton. he`ll take any little thing and spin it the wrong way just so he can get face time with the media.

    people just don`t have a sense of humor any more...

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    Aligirl964 Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    SOME PEOPLE ARE SOO STUPID

    :-(

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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    hmmm... interesting. im not sure the cartoon was meant to be racist. if it was, then it`s freedom of speech for the cartoonist to publish. however, those offended also have the right to protest.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    also, supposing it is intended to be racist, this is a good example for the question "where is the line between `taking a joke` and being inappropriate"?
  64. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    OOOH!
    I guess it`s just a coinkidink that the leader was a reverant?
  65. Profile photo of Joomoka
    Joomoka Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    "Usually the simplest solution is the right one". I can draw conclusions about the cartoon that aren`t racist, but the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw that was "Holy crap, they just called President Obama a monkey!". You know what, It`s one person`s opinion, not mine. It doesn`t affect me, and it doesn`t perpetuate hate or blatant racism. If you didn`t already know why the cartoon was racist when you saw it, you wouldn`t be able to derive the racism (the cartoon wouldn`t make much sense).
  66. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    SEE WHAT HAPPENS!!???

    We never should have taught them to read in the first place! :-)

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    Al Sharpton will use any lame excuse to protest and try to extort money from companies and municipalities, Just to shut him up for awhile.
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    this is so stupid. I can understand at first misreading it, but are you freaking kidding me? Do you people not follow current events? It has two different satirical meanings, neither of which are racist or related to Obama. I swear half the time is see a picket, I can almost guarantee it`s over something ridiculous.
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    bonsushi Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    it`s only racist if you make it racist, so that just makes anyone who thinks it`s racist, racist.


    racists.


    or everyone could shutup and take a joke.

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    graphfix Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    yeah I agree ...

    people that think it`s racists are racists ...

    and people on the net have seen the monkey that was shot cuz It gone wild ... right ?

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    undeadonion Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    Yeah, I see what they guy TRIED to do with that comic. He failed oh so miserably.


    Just because this is being led by Sharpton doesn`t mean that their point isn`t valid.

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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    Do they really want the Post shut down? Do the protesters not understand free speech?

    There were plenty of Bush-chimp comparisons during his presidency. Why is an Obama-chimp comparison racist? This is ridiculous.

    I`m a liberal and an Obama supporter, but the way.

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    undeadonion Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    //yeah I agree ...

    people that think it`s racists are racists ...//


    That is the dumbest drating thing I`ve ever read here. And goddamn, is that saying something.

  74. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Even if it was calling Barack Obama a chimp, which it wasn`t really, so what? I bet many national leaders have been called chimps by many people. Or worse.

    No matter what country you`re from, try this scenario with it`s current leader or, if they`re popular, an unpopular past leader. Couple of people talking are talking politics and one of them says "<Leader`s name> sucks. We`d be better off with a chimp as [President/Prime Minister/Premier/whatever".

    I`d be amazed if Gordon Brown hasn`t been likened to some form of lower primate no end of times. In fact, here`s one now:

    A reasonably intelligent chimpanzee would have realised that selling half the country`s gold stocks when gold was at a record low was not a good choice, especially not after announcing the sale in advance as an auction, thus driving the price down even more.

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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    wth? no one ever protested when bush was compared to animals.

    this is dumb.

  76. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    Sharpton is really the wrong guy for this charge, but trust me, I am an employed cartoonist, the intention of this cartoonist and his previous work is to spread sterotypes. I have seen a lot of works that were borderline, this is over the edge. The people that compared Bush to a chimp were internet sites, not the press. Huge difference. Political cartoons are supposed to be brutally honest, a bloody chimp that wrote the stimulus can only mean one thing. If you are too stupid to know who conceieved the stimulus package and who the cartoon is directed at, please turn of VH1`s " tool academy" and watch the news for a brief second...morons.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    "conceived", I know..a mispelling can make the writer look stupid, but my thoughts are clear.
  78. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    Sharpton is really the wrong guy for this charge, but trust me, I am an employed cartoonist, the intention of this cartoonist and his previous work is to spread sterotypes. I have seen a lot of works that were borderline, this is over the edge. The people that compared Bush to a chimp were internet sites, not the press. Huge difference. Political cartoons are supposed to be brutally honest, a bloody chimp that wrote the stimulus can only mean one thing. If you are too stupid to know who conceieved the stimulus package and who the cartoon is directed at, please turn of VH1`s " tool academy" and watch the news for a brief second...morons.
  79. Profile photo of Ballistik639
    Ballistik639 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    I laughed. But I`m a little messed up when it comes to humor. The comic is obviously a racial crack at the president.

    But you know what? Welcome to America. If the newspaper editors wanted to keep that comic, it`s their right to keep it there. You don`t like it? Protest it, because as they say, "Nobody is wrong until someone points a finger."

  80. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    Nobody in their right mind would do that and have that monkey represent Obama.
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    memorex1515 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    The cartoon compaires the misguided shooting of a chip by the NYPD to the the misguided attempts at writing a stimlus plan. The monkey ist a metaphore its the subject. If it depected the president it would be a death threat and delt with by the secret service. Now we have monkeys picketing with signs because they don`t understand how a metaphore works.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    If the saying was "So easy a fish could do it." Instead of "So easy a monkey could do it." Then this wouldn`t even be in the news right now. Cause it would be a dead fish on the ground.

    Well, I guess there would also have to have been a recent mauling by a fish that resulted in the police having to shoot the fish, lol.

  83. Profile photo of bingo5765
    bingo5765 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    The damned joke was that a monkey could write that stimulus package it was so damned ridiculous, not that obama is a monkey. If you thought anything else you are a damned idiot.

    I`m just gonna start saying monkey after everything and see if black people get offended.

    Monkey.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    Mmmm... Interesting. I can`t pick a side on which to argue about this.
  85. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    Who would put that in a news paper when they KNOW what people would say about it? The monkey does NOT represent Obama. people are waaay to smart to have that going on... especially in something popular that every race read.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    People should make stuff like this more often. It`s fun to watch retards rage.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    YOU ARE ALL MONKEYS THAT SHOULD BE SHOT!
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    Animecha Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    "The damned joke was that a monkey could write that stimulus package it was so damned ridiculous, not that obama is a monkey."

    Regardless of the true intent of the cartoon I feel the protesters are in the right. The dialogue only makes sense when you assume that this dead monkey had the responsibility of writing the stimulus package and its a very short leap to the person who actually has that responsibility, Obama. And to be quite honest, I seriously question the intelligence of the artist if he sincerely thought that no one would react this way. So a humble apology isn`t too much to ask for for such an insensitive screw up.

    However, I DO feel that they are taking this way too seriously with calling the New York Post racist and demonstrating in front of the building over a small one frame cartoon.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    Ugh do people even THINK before acting anymore? I mean seriously. If everyone would take five seconds and look at what they`re doing every day and just ask themselves:

    "If I do this, will I get in trouble?"

    I bet we`d have...slightly less crap.

  90. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    Psssst.
    Free speech was always meant to protect people`s right to protest on any issue they wanted.

    Why are you yelling "Free speech" at the protesters?

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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 12:12 am
    they seriously got bent out of shape over this? Goddamn! Normally I side with protestors and hate it when they just start getting beaten down by cops but, if it weren`t against everything I actually stand for, I`d support these people getting the poo kicked out of them on general principle
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 12:15 am
    honestly, the comparison of obama to a monkey is very offensive, but the image of two cops standing over that killing and joking about it is way more insidious.
    the cartoonist should not be fired. the paper should be held accountable, and we definitely need to talk about what exactly is wrong with this picture.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 12:26 am
    This day, everything is serious.

    And yes, Al Sharpton can`t find a better issue to protest against? I find that sad in addition to the fact that I don`t think he`s looking really hard if that`s the best he can come up with to protest against.

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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 12:52 am
    Uh-huh... and where is the Asian?
    I ask you, where is the Asian?
    srsly, we barely ever care about these silly things
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:12 am
    people are rude @$$holes and thats all we can do or say about it. and nothing will ever change and thats whats Sh*ty
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    imanironchef Female 18-29
    39 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:22 am
    I cant beleive people are protesting about politics, the first thing that comes into my mind is that it shows a dead chimp with bullets in it. That saddens me much deaper than some stupid political issue, they should be ashamed.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3275 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:32 am
    "honestly, the comparison of obama to a monkey is very offensive"

    Oh, but the comparison between George W. Bush to a monkey isn`t! I get it now...

    And let`s not forget that the comic said "They`ll have to find someone else to WRITE the next stimulus bill."

    Obama didn`t write a single word on the bill, he suggested it, approved it, and signed it.

    Now, the bill is utter crap. I`m going to be getting $5-$13 extra in my paycheck. That`s going to get me nothing, unless I save up for a while... saving money will not stimulate the economy.
    My boss said it best, "Instead of giving the workers a little extra cash, why not give it to my business so that I can hire another worker?"
    Seriously, that would 1) lower unemployment, 2) create more revenue for the government via income tax, etc., and 3) stimulate the economy by having more people with some money.

    Anyhow, point being the stimulus bill could have been written BETTER if monkeys wrote it.

    Let`s

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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 2:36 am
    there are some very innocent/ignorant comments here today. There is no way that cartoon can be viewed as anything other than a blunt racist attack, even if thats not what was originally intended. Oh, and calling bush a chimp is different, as its not a slur on his ethnicity.
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 3:13 am
    This cartoon was disgustingly racist. Notice how it was printed in black and white, yes BLACK and white. Also the comment in the speech bubble clearly says `...someone else to WRITE the next...` that`s dangerously close to the word white.

    Write = white = black people are inferior.

    I am sick off all of this racism that continues. People claim to think that their comments are innocent but they`re obviously not. Only the other day I heard a white man say `hello` to a black guy. Obviously discretely condemning him to hell. Disgusting.

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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2009 at 3:14 am
    meh, its politics, pure and simple, no reason to go and get all butthurt
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    orich Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2009 at 3:20 am
    Did anyone take the time to actually research what this is? For anyone who hasn`t, President Obama did NOT write the stimulus bill. It was Nancy Pelosi and other congress people. So the chimp can only be representative of them, Not Mr. Obama. Why does no one look into these things? Duckboy87 pointed this out a couple of posts ago, and people still don`t get it.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 4:11 am
    People see what they want to see I suppose, perhaps that says something about themselves.

    I don`t like this cartoon myself, mostly because it`s a bit on the stupid side, but to create that kind of ruckus about it for something that isn`t even there is really stupid.

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    Medi Male 18-29
    54 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 4:22 am
    This story reminds me of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Eventually, when actual racism does occur, no one is listening anymore

    Nidonemo,

    I`m slightly shocked to hear that. We call that political dissent and freedom of speech... protected under the 1st Amendment. We might as well ask our forefather`s why they didn`t behave either.

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    peterboner Male 18-29
    162 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 4:34 am
    Yay for this whole story! Freedom of the press, freedom of speech and the right of the People to assemble are all intact! This is why America is a great country.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2009 at 4:52 am
    Although the cartoon does compare, quite accuratley the shooting of the chimp with the writing of the stimulous, I don`t think its intenionally racist..BUT, the editor of the NY post should have recognised that it might cause offence and pulled it. Also, when G.W Bush was compared to a chimp, it was because he was as intelligent as one-if Obama were to be compared to a chimp, it would be a comparison purely based on appearance. Which is worse? People genuinly believing that you have the intelligence of a chimp, or merely saying you look like one? I know which one i`d rather...
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    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 4:54 am
    GO TO WORK! stop protesting every little thing. Omg it seems alot of black american folk use the race card whenever they want a day off.

    ITs a monkey, it doesnt say "OBAMA IS BLACK! THEREFORE HE LOOKS LIKE A MONKEY!" that would be racist. the same as the word "black" isnt racist unless i say "you black scum"

    ANyway WE can call George bush a money and not obama, give me a break. You know what ill say it. OBama looks like a monkey!

  107. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 4:57 am
    "We do not feel that we can remain silent"
    Well thats a rather negative opinion, have you tried yet?
  108. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
    425 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:40 am
    For pete sake... This group of people are really petty, they should stick a chimp in every cartoon from now on, just for the hell of it =D
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    Siora Male 18-29
    221 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:10 am
    Er, isn`t the chimp supposed to be Bush?

    Why is this offensive to black people?

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    Siora Male 18-29
    221 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:13 am
    We need some kind of apocalypse, put things in perspective for people :P
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    AJester Male 18-29
    63 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:27 am
    There`s that idiot Sharpton. I hate him.
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    beckyn3kids Female 18-29
    80 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:36 am
    I disagree with the posts that it is not offensive to equate Bush with a chimp..Poor chimp. This is clearly a racist cartoon. The reason people are so up in arms? Many of us never thought we would see the day that a black man was elected president. My mother called me when he was elected and said "My god I lived to see a black president". We are white but still proud of Obama and the raceism shouldnt start alredy people are still in shock that he was even elected.
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:38 am
    This offends me as a resident of Connecticut...that chimp mauling was buku crazy...all seriousness, what reaction did they think they`d get??? This is all to sell papers, they wanted this attention.
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    nicalobe Male 18-29
    119 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 7:11 am
    That`s our Al Sharpton, taking something minute and exploding it into a crazy racial controversy!
    *Cue applause and closing theme music*
  115. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 7:47 am
    Al Sharpton is an irrelevant hack and a hate monger. He can choose to be offended by anything he feels will further his cause but ultimately the guy is full of s#it. It`s like taking offense to the term "Black Hole" or "Master and Slave Drive". It`s retarded.
  116. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 8:29 am
    I`m not really giving an opinon on the issue, but to be fair, it`s an editorial cartoon. It`s a picture giving an opinion. Right or wrong, people should always be allowed to have an opinon and the right to voice them. Freedom of the press, don`t take it for granted. Some countries still don`t have it.
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 9:29 am
    @Silverthread:

    How could you say those words! Bl*ck h*le? M*ster and Sl*ve drive? Oh the humanity! I am so offended!

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    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
    418 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 9:46 am
    So much for free speech.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 10:48 am
    I like al sharpton and he`s right this time. the cartoon was racist. an editor at the post should have caught it and stopped it. the fact it made it to print is indicative of out of touch management. It`s not about what they meant it to mean it`s about how it was received. They will come out with a stronger apology and perhaps fire the editor.
  120. Profile photo of Keegan31
    Keegan31 Male 18-29
    228 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 11:02 am
    "So much for free speech."

    What are you saying? That the paper should be allowed to print whatever, or that the crowd should be allowed to protest? Both are examples of free speech.

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    MyPencilBrok Female 13-17
    11 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 11:15 am
    i dont think there was any intention of racism. i believe it was implying that a monkey could do the same job as president obama when writing a stimulous plan. everyone needs to get racism off the brain and see people for what they are and what they do rather than the color of their skin. if this cartoon came out three months ago and it was implying that a monkey could do the same job as president bush, there would be no argument.
  122. Profile photo of snottydyck
    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 11:17 am
    get used to this people. every time obama is criticized the liberals will cry "racism". what a bunch of numbskulls!
  123. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 11:17 am
    Medi, it shouldn`t come as a shock at all.

    Outside of work, free speech has a lot of room, however when you`re working in retail, in an office, for a newspaper, you don`t have much room.

    Example, when I worked at a specific store, a black person came in and my manager told me to "keep an eye on him".

    If I refused, I could, and most likely would have been legally fired for "refusing to perform my duties on the job".

    This guy probably will be fired later down the line when everyone`s attention is turned to something else the media has found. The case will go under the radar and be completely missed by the public. That`s how a lot of crap has slipped through.

    If I`m wrong, please disprove me. I would very much like to be. :(

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    Pindragon Male 18-29
    600 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    If it had been any other kind of insult towards the stimulus plan as long as it did NOT suggest President Obama as a freaking MONKEY, it would not have been racist, simply critical.

    The fact that the officers make the comment that, after the monkey is dead, there would have to be someone else making the bill. That implies the monkey had something to do with the stimulus bill and one could almost directly link that as a shot top President Obama.

    I am not pro republican. I am not pro democrat. I am a US Citizen tired of racism and that is ALL I see here.

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    Mariam67 Female 18-29
    173 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Sorry, but this is a pet peeve of mine. Chimps are not monkeys, chimps are APES.
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    helenium Female 18-29
    40 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    I have to admit, this does look really bad. Sure if you think about it-- No Obama didn`t write the stimulus. Yeah, everyone has called Bush a monkey before.

    However, people do associate the stimulus with Obama being responsible. And Bush wasn`t black. I`m sorry but black people have dealt with that particular racist comparison en mass.

    I just think this was a bad idea. It wasn`t funny. There was nothing particularly witty about this that made it worth what it could be seen as.

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    MyPencilBrok Female 13-17
    11 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    its a parady of what happend in connecticut a few days ago, read the news.
  128. Profile photo of MyPencilBrok
    MyPencilBrok Female 13-17
    11 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    THATS why its a monkey. if a bird attacked a woman and ripped off her face it would be a bird in place of the chimp.
  129. Profile photo of Catx
    Catx Male 18-29
    189 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    While the comic was obviously a shot at Obama. Who is to say whether the writer intended to be racist? It would be a great step in history for people to not associate an ape with a black person. The fact that so many people were offended, and that the writer possibly meant to offend, just shows that America has no will to move forward and view everyone as equals.

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    buttersisluv Female 18-29
    362 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    It`s just one thing after another, isn`t it? This is going to be a tiring four years.
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    Souljapigeon Female 13-17
    6 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    You know, all those black people are the ones who said the monkey was another black person. Are they calling themselves monkeys? It wasn`t supposed to be a monkey so...they painted that picture. Maybe their...racist! Duh, duh, duh. :b
  132. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
    265 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    i think all dems act like monkeys
  133. Profile photo of newlife
    newlife Male 40-49
    254 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    now how did i know that al sharpton was gonna be leading this???...He ALWAYS DOES.
    Don`t blame the NY times that the new president DOES look like a monkey!!!!
    too bad that monkey wasn`t al sharpton!!!
  134. Profile photo of ANCB
    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    Does no one else think that this is a perfect example of the fact that everyone is racist? The racist intent is inferred by the viewer. The person who made the comic is racist. I am racist. Anyone who gets the joke is racist, regardless of their reaction be it laughter, disdain, or outrage.
  135. Profile photo of MyPencilBrok
    MyPencilBrok Female 13-17
    11 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    not quite. if you get the joke it means you read the news and will link it to what happend in connecticut. the joke is; people think obama`s stimulous plan could very well have been planned out by a monkey, or chimp. thats all. its no deeper than that. its the people who made it deeper. people will analyze the hell out of anything to make it seem bigger than it really is. people need to relax. thats whats wrong with people, they`re always looking for something to fight about. its human nature.
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    quiknas Male 18-29
    451 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    the cartoon is not bad. it`s not like they were gunning down the prophet muhammed. i admit, it`s sort of a stretch to understand the true context of the joke if you don`t follow current events though. still, the protesters are voluntarily likening themselves to primates
  137. Profile photo of Skankenstein
    Skankenstein Female 13-17
    177 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    Oh come on! They were just mentioning current events, everyone just needs to chill out. Its honestly not as bad as some of the previous things people have done, for example those "drunken I am a racist! heads". =/
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    Skankenstein Female 13-17
    177 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    Hm, I-am-bored bleated out the n word, oh well, it was just a quotation.... =/
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    No Al, you`re not a Chimp; you`d have to be a little smarter to deserve that. Come to think of it, you look more like a Macaroni penguin than anything..
  140. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    February 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    So, anyone up for assassinating Al Sharpton? Anyone?
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    February 21, 2009 at 3:39 am
    Im not sure if the cartoon is racist or speciesist.
    I`ll decide once Obama`s won/failed.
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    tazman321 Male 13-17
    189 posts
    February 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    ny post didnt associate the monkey with obama, but the protestors did.......i smell hypocrisy
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    XxJeWFaCexX Female 13-17
    9 posts
    February 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Why does this have to be an issue of race? Even if it is about Obama, it wouldn`t be comparing black people to monkeys. It`d be saying he`s as smart as a monkey, that a monkey could have developed the same stimulus bill. This is so melodramatic
  144. Profile photo of ESQUEIRO
    ESQUEIRO Male 30-39
    134 posts
    February 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... I thought the cartoon was wrong since that poor animal got killed...but the racial insult is funny as hell.
  145. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    February 21, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    oh my god, will the blacks just drop it?!

    other races are made fun of just as much!

    they are just sooooo touchy!

    yes, i care about racisim, i think its wrong, but it isnt really gonna go away!

    JUST CHILL KIDDOS.

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