Murdoch Apologizes for Chimp Cartoon
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Well, it’s officially impossible to go any further up the News Corp. chain of command than this: Mega-media mogul Rupert Murdoch has now apologized for last week’s Chimpgate cartoon caper carried out by one of his media properties, the New York Post.
In a statement published in the newspaper, Murdoch said he wanted to “personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted.” He said the Post will work to be more sensitive.
Murdoch said the cartoon was intended only to “mock a badly written piece of legislation.”
[...] The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which called for a boycott of the Post on Saturday, said Murdoch’s pledge to be more sensitive was welcome but did not go far enough.
Chimp-tastrophe: Six days later, and the apologies are coming from the top banana of News Corp.