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GUTLESS WAPO APOLOGIZES BEFOREHAND

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 23, 2009

women-love-apesGutless recreants. Or as Michelle Malkin puts it, “Behold a nation of cowards…”

And so it was yesterday, the Washington Post issued an apology – on Page A02 – for a cartoon issued the same day in its Sunday magazine. Call it a pre-emptive move, if you like. Say it was cautionary, if it suits you.

I prefer any of the following: intimidated, terrified, frightened, whipped, scared, owned, yellow, lily-livered, liberal … it all works.

Indeed, master (race) baiter Al Sharpton has suddenly become important again, screeching racism as only he can do, muscling the FCC and the New York City council, along with the New York Post, after a completely racially benign cartoon published last week has given relics like him something to do.

The Washington Post decided to bend themselves over the davenport voluntarily – before being bullied into doing so by Sharpton and company – by issuing the following apology for a cartoon that is about as racist as Sean Penn is conservative:

The headline, illustration and text of “Below the Beltway,” a column in The Washington Post Magazine today, may cause offense to readers. The magazine was printed before a widely publicized incident last week in which a chimpanzee attacked and badly mauled a woman in Stamford, Conn. In addition, the image and text inadvertently may conjure racial stereotypes that The Post does not countenance. We regret the lapse.

Lapse. Funny word to use there.

Here’s the thing …

The story that this cartoon is attached to has nothing – absolutely nothing – to do with politics, President Obama, blacks, or anything of the nature. There is nothing about race anywhere in this article, nor is it implied in any way. It is actually a piece written by Gene Weingarten called “Monkey Business – The good news for men: Women love apes.” It’s all about a scientific study dealing with what arouses men and women.

The study suggests that while straight men were only aroused by images of women (and gay men aroused only by men), women “were turned on by absolutely everything … including videos of bonobos having sex. Bonobos are apes.”

Yet, the spineless Washington Post decided that it was prudent to cut off the race-baiting brigades at the pass before the Sharptonites started strong-arming them.

Such courage.

Word has it that the WaPo research team is combing through Post articles dating back to 1877, so that they might prepare apologies for the use of such phrases as “black eye,” “monkey around,” “ace of spades,” “guerilla warfare (before spellcheck)” and “dark chocolate.”

Retroactive apologies are also in the works for any and all articles about filmmaker David Lynch published through 2009, and any articles dating back to 1991 in the arena of computer technology that insensitively made reference to master drives and slave drives.

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4 Responses to “GUTLESS WAPO APOLOGIZES BEFOREHAND”

  1. stophate said

    Andrew Roman said :
    “after a completely racially benign cartoon” ?

    ROFL, you can’t be serious. That was a horrible racist cartoon. The New York Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the same guy that owns Fox News. He HATES President Obama and if he didn’t know about the cartoon, he would surely approve of it. The New York Post played the race card and it blew up in their face.

  2. stophate said

    Andrew Roman said :
    “after a completely racially benign cartoon” ?

    ROFL, you can’t be serious. That was a horrible racist cartoon. The New York Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the same guy that owns Fox News. He HATES President Obama and if he didn’t know about the cartoon, he would surely approve of it. The New York Post played the race card and it blew up in their face.

  3. proof said

    “That was a horrible racist cartoon.” Stophate must also have stoppedthinking. There was absolutely no racial component in the Post cartoon whatsoever, except for that projected by people who are looking (and not very intelligently) to be offended. There was a simian, two policemen and a reference to Congress, which, the last time I looked was a mixed bag in regards to race. No race. Period. Just because the looney Left was forever equating the President with a chimp doesn’t mean that everyone else does too!

  4. proof said

    “That was a horrible racist cartoon.” Stophate must also have stoppedthinking. There was absolutely no racial component in the Post cartoon whatsoever, except for that projected by people who are looking (and not very intelligently) to be offended. There was a simian, two policemen and a reference to Congress, which, the last time I looked was a mixed bag in regards to race. No race. Period. Just because the looney Left was forever equating the President with a chimp doesn’t mean that everyone else does too!

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