I can't believe this... There is no question whether this is racist or not. How else could it be interpreted?
It looks to me like this New York Post political “cartoonist” is saying that our popularly elected president is a monkey who deserves to be shot. Where the hell is Homeland Security? This is a real threat – though it sounds more like a cheap script from one of Fox's mindless TV shows. How about a Manchurian Candidate meets Taxi Driver plot?
And this isn't the first time... Remember when a Fox News guest joked wistfully about someone killing Obama?
Rupert Murdoch's “news” organizations have repeatedly gone way over the line. They are as far from “fair and balanced” as I have ever seen in my lifetime. They even lie (the video “the Corporation” points out that it is perfectly legal for them to lie). Where the hell is the FCC?
Rupert Murdoch has consistently hired and promoted “newscasters” who verbally attack and denigrate our president at every opportunity. That is legal (whether it is fair or not). But, now they've reached the point where they're actually joking about someone killing the President of our Country.
Allow me to speculate for a moment. By allowing, even promoting racist attacks like this cartoon; it looks to me like Rupert Murdoch wants someone to kill Obama and set up a police state. It looks to me like Rupert Murdoch could be a Fascist trying to manipulate some disturbed American into killing President Obama so that Mr. Murdoch's Fascist buddies can take over.
Now I realize that Rupert Murdoch doesn't approve every thing that his publishing empire prints or airs. Rupert Murdoch just dictates the working environment. Well, Mr. Murdoch's dictates have resulted in calls for President Obama's assassination.
Whether it was intended or not (it was), this is a threat to our National Security. And we can do something about it. Boycott Fox News and all other news publications that Rupert Murdoch owns. Better yet, let's boycott Rupert Murdoch's advertisers.
Go ahead and watch Fox News and read the New York Post just enough to find out who their sponsors are. A few emails to the sponsors of these news/propaganda shows from a number of us will likely be far more effective than Homeland Security ever has been.