Post Responds to Monkey Cartoon Flap; Other Flaps to Follow
The response has the intended effect: "Post writes apology so canned, even a trained monkey could have done it," says a Farker. "Sean Delonas is a hateful, intolerant, homophobic, racist, jackbooted conservative who has been penning deliberately inflammatory cartoons for years," says Flaming Pablum.
Meanwhile recording artist John Legend has issued a lengthy statement against the cartoon which includes this interesting passage: "Freedom of speech still comes with responsibilities and consequences. You are responsible for printing this cartoon, and I hope you experience some real consequences for it." Settle down -- he means a boycott, a la Reverend Al. Air America obligingly lists the paper's national sponsors.
Everyone get enough press out of this? Good, because it's time to laugh at Huffington Post, which got punked by a fake video of a Fox News anchor doing something similar ("John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum [UPDATED]"). We're still waiting to see what people make of the Politico article which refers to the Obama cabinet's "Black Hole."