NY Post Owner Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for Offensive Cartoon
In a tone decidedly different from the tone in the initial apology issued after many raised their voices in outrage at the New York Post cartoon that appeared in the newspaper on February 18, 2009, depicting a dead chimpanzee, with the caption referencing the stimulus bill that was being promoted by President Obama, the paper's owner, Rupert Murdoch, issued a personal apology saying, in part:
"It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such. We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard, and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community."
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