So this week they published and circulated a drawing showing a monkey being murdered, shot, by a group of policemen, and a saying that he won't be able to pass anymore stimulus bills. This drawing clearly was intended to, and did convey to the public at large, and to the extreme right-wing in this country, that Obama was dangerous and should be murdered. There is no other way to read that racist communication.
When the public was appalled, and spoke out against this racist drawing and communication being promoted by the Post, the Post originally claimed they were absolutely right to promote this violence, but eventually issued a non-apology form of apology (we did not intend to offend, but if we did, we may kind of regret it in some cases).
New York Post's Official Statement:
"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. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself
as nothing more than a publicity opportunist."
"The New York Post is a clear parody of a current news paper,
to wit pretending to be a daily newspaper, it broadly mocks journalism's efforts
to revive the profession. Again, Rupert Murdoch reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist."
Here's a citizen (above) outside the Post building, letting Rupert Murdoch know that some of the citizens object to the New York Post promoting violence and murder, and will not be silenced any longer by Murdoch's bullying tactics.
Remember this face below. This man, this ugly, wrinkled, red, saggy old man, who wasn't even born here, who came here and has taken advantage of this country to line his own pockets and to promote hatred and violence and racism and sexism, this man who must be quite old, should be considering the fact that he is closer to a coffin than he is to youth or vitality, this man chooses to spend his last days or years on earth promoting hatred and violence, trying to destroy the United States and its people. This man is evil.