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Worst. Apology. Ever.

(Credit: Politirazzi)

State Sen. Eric Adams holds up a rendering of the controversial New York Post cartoon during a protest this week.

By Meg Boyle

Last week, The New York Post apologized for running that heinous cartoon by artist Sean Delonas, who apparently graduated from the New Yorker school of satire.

Well, they kind of apologized. Actually, they really didn’t apologize at all. Oh, just read it for yourself:

“Wednesday's Page Six cartoon — caricaturing Monday's police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut — has created considerable controversy.

It shows two police officers standing over the chimp's body: ‘They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill,’ one officer says.

It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.

Period.

But it has been taken as something else — as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism.
This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.

However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past — and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

To them, no apology is due.

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon — even as the opportunists seek to make it something else.”

Not sure what they really mean? No worries, dear Politirazzi, I’ve taken the liberty of translating for you. Enjoy!

“So we ran this cartoon and everyone lost their minds. Clearly, it was only about the stimulus bill that our boss tells us we’re supposed to hate. But some of you are too stupid to get that so we’ve been told to say we’re sorry. So we are sorry. We’re sorry that you’re so stupid."

However.

SOME of you have nothing better to do than sit around and wait for us to screw up (we’re looking at you, Al Sharpton) so, even though you were truly offended by the cartoon, we’re SO not sorry. No apology for you. Also, do you have any lemon juice? We’d like to pour it all over your wounds.”

Talk about adding insult to injury. I find this mea culpa more offensive than the cartoon it seeks to absolve itself of running.

New York Post, it’s time to pack it in. New Yorkers deserve better than a paper that isn’t even suitable for wrapping fish.

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