Sharpton: Murdoch newspaper compares Obama to chimpanzee
Rev. Al Sharpton told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall that a cartoon in Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post compares President Obama to a dead Chimpanzee. Sharpton sees the cartoon a racial slur.
“People are saying there’s no way you can’t draw a racial reference here. What does a chimpanzee have to do with the stimulus bill and the president? What does any of it have to do with a chimpanzee being shot, other than you’re making a crude reference that the president and a monkey is the same thing,” said Sharpton
This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Feb. 18, 2009.