I have no problems with Sharpton being OFFENDED by a cartoon...I get offended by them on a regular basis. I do take exception to his, Spike Lee's, and seemingly the Black Community's belief that they get to be the THOUGHT POLICE censors concerning all things Obama, do not feel they are entitled to recieve apologies every time they feel insulted or offended. Some saw the cartoon in question one way, others another.
I am one of those that DID NOT see the cartoon as racist, did not even see it directed AT OBAMA. Even if the cartoon was aimed at Obama...WHO CARES...the Black Community were not up in arms when Bush was associated with a chimp...in fact, I remember one cartoon wherein his face was incorporated into a chimp. Politicians have often been associated with, compared to, even refered to as chimps, idiot monkeys and the like. Obama is a politician, the cartoon was a political cartoon...no harm, no foul. The Black Community should not be allowed to be Social Commentary CENSORS, the Police out to protect Obama's public image...the man is a politician and public figure...HE IS FAIR GAME, get over it, and get a THICKER SKIN SHARPTON.
The Post apologized...they basically said, "Sorry, we did not see the cartoon as a characterization of Obama, did not publish it as a Obama cartoon, and apologized if some of you took offense. That should be GAME OVER, but instead, we have Sharpton and the Black Community saying the apology is NOT ENOUGH, threatening to ESCULATE THEIR PROTESTS....are we the Middle East, is Sharpton going to start handing down White House FATWAHS and declaring JIHAD on the press?