Wrong Cartoon, Wrong Reaction
by Kathleen Parker
The Washington Post
Cartoon outrage is becoming tedious, as is the need to explain once more why being offended is not just cause for battle.
This time it's not Muslims rioting in the streets, but the Rev. Al Sharpton leading protests against a New York Post cartoon that he and others consider racist.
Drawing on two events in the news cycle -- a violent chimpanzee felled by police, and the stimulus bill -- cartoonist Sean Delonas sketched a dead chimpanzee lying in a pool of blood in front of two cops with a smoking gun. The balloon read: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."
If you don't get it, there's a good reason. It was a bad cartoon. It didn't work....