NAACP Comes Out Against Free Speech… Wants NY Post Editor & Cartoonist Fired For Chimp Cartoon
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The NAACP Comes Out Against Free Speech
The NAACP urged readers to boycott the NY Post today.
The Leftist organization also demanded that the editor and cartoonist be fired.
The New York Post issued a broad apology for the Travis the Chimp cartoon on Friday that democrats said represented the president.
Sean Delonas used the bizarre case of the crazed flesh-eating Travis the Chimpanzee to comment harshly on the Democrats’ “stimulus” package.
The head of the NAACP on Saturday urged readers to boycott the New York Post, calling a cartoon that the newspaper published an invitation to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called on the tabloid to remove editor-in-chief Col Allan, as well as longtime cartoonist Sean Delonas.
Earlier this week, the newspaper apologized to anyone who might have been offended by the image printed Wednesday, which some say likens Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police in Connecticut.
Jealous said the cartoon was “an invitation to assassination.”
On Thursday, after protests by notable figures including director Spike Lee, the paper posted an editorial on its Web site saying the cartoon was meant to mock the federal economic stimulus bill, but “to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.”
A spokeswoman for the newspaper referred The Associated Press to the paper’s editorial when asked Saturday about the proposed NAACP boycott.
Jealous called the editorial “a half of an apology, without elaboration.”
The drawing, he said, “picks off the scabs of all the racial wounds.”