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Posts Tagged ‘Sean Delanos’

NY Association Of Black Journalists Speaks Out Against Post‘s Firing Of Guzman

guzman.jpgEarlier this week we learned that The New York Post has laid off associate editor Sandra Guzman, who edited the Latino-focused section, Tempo, for the paper.

Guzman also spoke against a Sean Delanos cartoon that debuted earlier this year featuring a monkey and a possible reference to President Barack Obama. Combine that with the fact that the Post doesn’t have too many editors of color and it’s Hispanic Heritage month and Guzman’s departure was destined to stir up some controversy.

Today, the New York Association of Black Journalists put out a statement about Guzman’s departure, signed by the organization’s vice president of print Zachary R. Dowdy and president Gary Anthony Ramsay, saying they were “dismayed” by the news.

“We are further disturbed to hear the firing took place as the Post interviews candidates for a similar position at the paper’s city desk, which remains open,” the statement said, arguing Guzman should have been offered the opened job before being let go.

Their full statement, after the jump

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Post Chimp: NAACP Calls for Resignations, Rupe ‘Livid’

olbermannwolff.pngMan did the New York Post unleash a can of worms (barrel of monkeys) last week when, for reasons still unexplained, it decided to publish Sean Delanos‘ cartoon depicting two cops shooting a rampaging chimp that many have interpreted to represent Barack Obama. After a slew of protests last week the Post offered a sort-of apology, which appeared to only sort-of work. Now the NAACP is calling for the removal of both the Post‘s editor Col Allan as well as Delanos saying that the cartoon was “an invitation to assassinate President Barack Obama.”

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Meanwhile, Michael Wolff says (video after the jump) Rupe isn’t happy about the state of affairs at all: “I would say actually slightly educated speculation is he is livid…He is actually rather a fan of Barack Obama’s, plus he’s positioning himself vis-a-vis this new administration, so [for] his New York Post to come along and be so out of sync, so tone deaf, so off the point, to put it mildly is going to be a problem for a lot of people there.”

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