Posted on February 19, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

Well, Al Crapton is rearing his ugly head again.  This time it’s in response to a cartoon drawn by New York Post’s Cartoonist, Sean Delonas.  The complete story follows the pictures.
Hasn’t Crapton heard of the phrase, "A monkey typing Shakespeare"?  I included that picture here.  When I see a picture of a monkey, I don’t associate it with blacks.  Crapton has his own stimulus going on here.  Once again, he’s stimulating more racial tension between whites and blacks, as he always does.  As I’ve said in previous blogs, Crapton and his sidekick, Jesse Jackass, are the two morons who consistently create more racial tension between whites and blacks than anyone on the planet.  This has nothing to do with Obama; his name wasn’t even in the cartoon.  There are a lot of blacks who are racists, but this is never pointed out.  Whites voted in a black guy as our president, and I honestly thought that would quiet the bigoted people who say we’re a racist country.  Boy, was I wrong.  If Crapton and Jackass weren’t stirring racial tension, they’d be out of a job.  It’s only when it is allegedly against blacks that they come forward saying it’s a racist and civil rights issue.  I have news for them, civil rights apply to all people, not just to his people.  All you have to do is review Crapton’s history to see he is the last person to call someone a racist.  In the spirit of Black History Month, I am including his history here for you to read.  Judge him for yourself; his middle name should be "racist"!  This quote pertains to Crapton:  "People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones."
I believe this is one of the main reasons why there are no jokes about Obama.  Late night comics have nothing derogatory to say against Obama not because "he’s too good looking and charismatic to make fun of" as some have insisted.  The main reason is because everything is off limits if it casts Obama in a negative light because you will be labeled as a racist.  He’s made more mistakes in the first month he’s been in office and comics can’t even elaborate on that.  That’s really sad.
There are numerous cartoons and pictures comparing Bush to a monkey so they’re way off base (I included some here as well).  This was not a racial cartoon aimed at Obama, as Crapton is alleging.  He needs to lighten up, and I don’t mean that in a racist way…
Given enough time, a hypothetical chimpanzee typing at random would, as part of its output, almost surely produce one of Shakespeare’s plays (or any other text).

Rev. Al Sharpton denounces New York Post editorial cartoon as racist

Civil rights leader says chimpanzee-stimulus bill depiction is a clear insult at President Barack Obama

—James Janega

February 19, 2009

The New York Post on Wednesday defended an editorial cartoon by Sean Delonas that depicted two gun-toting police officers and the caption "They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill" as they stood over a dead chimpanzee.

The Post said it referenced a pet chimp named Travis who was shot to death Monday after attacking a houseguest in Connecticut. But civil rights organizers—prominently including Rev. Al Sharpton—denounced it as a racist insult aimed at President Barack Obama.

"The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy," said Post Editor in Chief Col Allan.

Nevertheless, the cartoon underscored powerful and well-studied stereotypes of African-Americans, said Andrew Rojecki, an associate professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-author of "The Black Image in the White Mind."

"The cops are saying, ‘Someone’s going to have to write the next stimulus bill.’ Well, who wrote the last stimulus bill? It’s Obama and the Democratic Party, but really it’s associated with one person—and that’s Obama," Rojecki said. "It’s a crude joke. … It’s pretty transparent to me."

All day, the cartoon and response to it chewed up comment boards and phone banks. A switchboard operator at the Post referred calls to an outside public relations firm. On his Web site, Sharpton called the cartoon racially charged and troubling. He asked for a clarification from the Post and a reprimand for Delonas.

"Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama [the first African-American president] and has become synonymous with him, it is not a reach to wonder whether the Post cartoonist was inferring that a monkey wrote it?" Sharpton said in his statement.

Allan dismissed the criticism.

"Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist," Allan said.



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