Tuesday, February 24, 2009
6482: Cartoons, Cameras And Coins.
Evening News in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• New York Post Chairman Rupert Murdoch posted an apology for the infamous monkey cartoon. Proclaiming “the buck stops with me,” Murdoch called the publishing of the cartoon “a mistake.” He went on to say, “We ran a cartoon that offended many people. Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted. It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such.” Then the paper went back to its routine insults of Michael Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and all rap artists.
• Ritz Camera has filed for bankruptcy. Hey, the joint’s advertising has been creatively bankrupt for years.
• Jazz icon Duke Ellington is the first Black person to appear on a coin from the U.S. mint. Ellington’s image will be on the latest line of state-themed quarters. Pocket change has come to America.