Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for Controversial NY Post Cartoon

By Jorge Rivas Feb 24, 2009

The chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, personally apologized Tuesday for the editorial cartoon that was so obviously racist and only published to create a controversy. "Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted," according to the statement from Murdoch, who is also Chairman and CEO of News Corporation which owns the paper. "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." Is this enough? Should the post fire cartoonist Sean Delonas who created the cartoon?