Murdoch Apologizes For Cartoon

Posted by | February 24, 2009 10:29 | Filed under: Top Stories

In a rare move, New York Post Chairman Rupert Murdoch published a personal statement in the paper, apologizing for the Sean Delonas cartoon that seemed racially motivated and offended so many.  He said he is ultimately responsible and the buck stops with him.  And he promised greater sensitivity in the future.

Last week, we made a mistake. We ran a cartoon that offended many people. Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted.


Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of people and I now better understand the hurt this cartoon has caused. At the same time, I have had conversations with Post editors about the situation and I can assure you – without a doubt – that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation. 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.

As someone who was critical of this cartoon and the initial Post reaction (and, yes, as an employee of Mr. Murdoch, so sue me), it is refreshing to see this kind of corporate responsibility.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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