New York Post Extends Olive Leaf to Black Community

 New York State Senator Eric Adams stands in front of the New York Post building holding a cartoon that ran in the Post Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.
New York State Senator Eric Adams stands in front of the New York Post building holding a cartoon that ran in the Post Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.

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.

One thought on “New York Post Extends Olive Leaf to Black Community”

  1. I grew up in the Bronx in the 70’s and 80’s and the rag that passes for the NY Post continues to print this kind of material.
    some one should go back into the archives and collect all the non-sense this rag has publish over the years.

    The employees of the NY Post are to blame. Do not masquerade this as it being an entity. It is the Human Beings who work for the post who are responsible. Blame the employees not the name of the paper.

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