About the NY Post editorial cartoon. In the debate over whether it’s racist (really, NY Post, you can’t imagine how anybody could take it that way? REALLY?) the point largely lost is that it brings nothing new to the debate whatsoever and thus in addition to garnering AUTOMATIC RACISM FAIL it also fails on the level on which the NY Post is now insisting it was meant. I mean, just for kicks let’s assume the NY Post is telling the truth and the point of its cartoon was that the stimulus bill was so dumb and incomprehensible a monkey could have written it.
That’s … umm, okay, a point I have heard everywhere else including from my Mom and from Jay Leno a week ago. We’re saying the stimulus bill is hard to understand? It’s gibberish? That’s … seriously, someone got paid to make that point? The people on the Green Line last night were making it for free. So … ha ha, I guess? You lose twice?
I mean, even taking the NY Post at its own word, they ran a potentially offensive cartoon that in addition to being potentially offensive, was also not funny or interesting or contributing something to the public’s understanding of an issue at all. As always, when racist hacks open their mouths to defend themselves, they wind up making matters worse.