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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For Racist Obama/chimp Cartoon

News Corp. Chairman and part-time pirate Rupert Murdoch has finally come out and apologized for the blatantly racist cartoon that ran in last week's

News Corp. Chairman and part-time pirate Rupert Murdoch has finally come out and apologized for the blatantly racist cartoon that ran in last week's NY Post.

CNN:

The chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, personally apologized Tuesday for an editorial cartoon published by the newspaper that drew charges of racism.

This New York Post cartoon by Sean Delonas sparked a debate over race and cartooning.

"Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted," said the statement from Murdoch, who is also chairman and chief executive 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."

What a nice guy that Rupert Murdoch is. He's finally stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for all the vitriol directed at Barack Obama by his multiple media outlets. It's nice to see that there are no ulterior motives at play here. Oh wait, spoke too soon.

Rupert Murdoch's apology -- the first I can recall him making, for anything -- for printing a cartoon that offended many is a seismic event at the New York Post and News Corp., and comes at an unsettled time: Yesterday, the company's stock fell more than 4% on news that his longtime number two, Peter Chernin, is leaving.

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