The New York Post started mass confusion in the black community and with other Obama supporters when they printed the caricature of a police officer holding a gun and a dead chimp on the ground with the police saying, “”They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
The paper is attempting to apologize by developing a diversity community council and sponsor an event that’s being hosted by the New York Association of Black Journalists. The newly developed council will meet twice per year and include members of NAACP, 100 Black Men of America, the National Action Network and the National Urban League, as reported in the Associated Press.
The apology doesn’t seem to touch those who were purchasing the paper though. It appears that they have come to the conclusion that if they aim their gesture toward those who made the noise, all will be well. And by supporting New York’s Association of Black Journalists and developing the council, maybe they figure that will allow them to keep their hand on the pulse of what is acceptable journalism for the future. But, by a show of hands, believe they already knew?
Read the full story here, while I make sure they canceled my subscription.