Are You Outraged By NY Post Cartoon?

It’s all over the news and the official position of the NY Post is that “Al Sharpton is publicity opportunist”So the question in the media has becomes is Al Sharpton an opportunist, or do we as Black folk have a right to be outraged?For those that don’t watch the news, here is a link to the actual cartoon (see http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/17243)The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows two police officers standing over the body of a bullet-riddled chimp. One of the officers says the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."Now we won’t talk about the NY Post being owned by Rupert Murdoch of Fox News….we all know their stand on political and racial issues.But as Rev. Sharpton says; given the historic racist attacks on African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys this cartoon is very troubling.Oh, and just so you know, the NY Post claims of the cartoon being a clear parody of a current news event…to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut….Doesn’t Hold Water!!!A. There is no reference, symbol, or badge of the Connecticut police dept.B. The women that was attacked is nowhere in the pictureC. The cartoon was placed opposite of a picture of President Obama signing the Stimulus BillFor all practical purposes this could have been a picture of any number of unarmed Black men that have been shot down in the streets by the NY police dept.So I’m asking you, is the infamous cartoon a parody or a call for assassination??? Are you outraged or do you think it’s funny?Peace and Gods Blessings,Jim Neusom (jneusom@yahoo.com)Executive Director/PublisherInterServe Networks/City Lights Software, Inc.www.citylightssoftware.comwww.myspace.com/jimneusomwww.myspace.com/freshfaces2u

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