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Murdoch Apologizes for Stimulus Writing Monkey Getting Gunned Down By Police (So Humorous It Caused a Week Long Protest) Cartoon

2009-02-18-cartoon.jpgHow often does a New York paper engaged the Klan? Not too often.

Rupert Murdoch, not being big on apologizing for anything. Ever. Actually personally apologizes for that horrible Sean Delonas cartoon.

As the Chairman of the New York Post, I am ultimately responsible for what is printed in its pages. The buck stops with me.

Last week, we made a mistake. We ran a cartoon that offended many people. Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted.

Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of people and I now better understand the hurt this cartoon has caused. At the same time, I have had conversations with Post editors about the situation and I can assure you – without a doubt – that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation. It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such.

We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community.

Via FishbowlNY

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