I have no problems with Al Sharpton seeing whatever it is he wants to see in a cartoon, but it does not make it so, nor does he have the right to become Obama's censorship point man. Obama DOES NOT WRITE LAWS, in fact it would go against OUR CONSTITUTION...but why let a little thing like THE FACTS get in the way of a really good opportunity to GET IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA...right Mr. Sharpton? Why let FACTS get in the way of a chance to raise some more donations...right NAACP? They should not have, but the Post issued and apology...GET OVER IT ALREADY...this simply is not a Nappy Headed Whores moment in American History.
GOD FORBID any cartoonist actually does portray the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT in a negative fashion...he/she might find themselves dragged through the streets, their editors being burned in effigy on Times Square.
Seriously Al Sharpton, Roland Martin and anyone else including the NAACP that is pushing this stupidity....GROW SOME SKIN.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.
NAACP's Benjamin Todd Jealous says the organization will take issue "national" if Post cartoonist isn't fired.
"There is consensus that if the Post does not ... get rid of the journalists who are responsible for this bit of hate speech seeing the light of day, that we will move this from a local, regional issue to a very national issue," Jealous said.
The group also called for the cartoonist's editor to be fired.
Many critics said the cartoon played on historically racist images by appearing to compare Obama, the nation's first black president, to a chimpanzee that had been shot by police officers.
The cartoon references the mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee who was later shot and killed by police.