The Washington Post issued an apology and removed a cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Michael Ramirez on Thursday after an outpouring of outrage.
The image mocked Hamas terrorists and depicted them with babies strapped to their bodies.
Apparently mocking terrorists outraged and offended some woke anti-Israel readers. The cartoon was called racists and Islamophobic, among other things.
The Washington Post deleted & apologized for this Michael Ramirez editorial cartoon.
Of course they did because:
1. it is accurate
2. the Jew-hating readers of the WaPo called the cartoon “racist,” “deeply malicious” & “full of bias & prejudice”
3. anti-Semitism = Leftism pic.twitter.com/A0LjCHjfSL
— Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) November 10, 2023
An apology was issued from the opinion editor David Shipley, saying:
“A cartoon we published by Michael Ramirez on the war in Gaza, a cartoon whose publication I approved, was seen by many readers as racist. This was not my intent. I saw the drawing as a caricature of a specific individual, the Hamas spokesperson who celebrated the attacks on unarmed civilians in Israel.
However, the reaction to the image convinced me that I had missed something profound, and divisive, and I regret that. Our section is aimed at finding commonalities, understanding the bonds that hold us together, even in the darkest times.”
We have deleted a tweet that linked to a cartoon we published Monday on the war in Gaza. We have also taken down the drawing from our site.
A note from David Shipley, Opinion Editor: https://t.co/HwAagLpGe2
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) November 9, 2023
Ramirez is popular for his political cartoons and his famous depiction of the late Rush Limbaugh returning his “talent on loan from God” back to his maker in heaven. The print is being presented as a limited exclusive offer by The Daily BS.