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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-09 08:30 AM
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Robert Murdock Apologizes for Cartoon: "The Buck Stops With Me"
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Edited on Tue Feb-24-09 08:38 AM by Stuart G
Source: Huffington Post/ New York Post..

Rupert Murdoch released a statement in the pages of the NY Post on Tuesday, saying in part, "I am ultimately responsible."

Murdoch was responding to the uproar after last week's controversial stimulus cartoon, for which the paper had already semi-apologized.

The statement in full:

As the Chairman of the New York Post, I am ultimately responsible for what is printed in its pages. The buck stops with me.

Last week, we made a mistake. We ran a cartoon that offended many people. Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted.
Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of people and I now better understand the hurt this cartoon has caused. At the same time, I have had conversations with Post editors about the situation and I can assure you - without a doubt - that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation. It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such.

We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our communit

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  - Robert Murdock Apologizes for Cartoon: "The Buck Stops With Me" Stuart G  Feb-24-09 08:30 AM   #0 
  - wow.  Maine-ah   Feb-24-09 08:34 AM   #1 
  - Why the hell can't he say "we ran an OFFENSIVE cartoon"?  marylanddem   Feb-24-09 08:37 AM   #2 
  - Because he is a jerk. It wa wrong, and  Stuart G   Feb-24-09 08:40 AM   #5 
  - Then, fire the cartoonist, and the editor-in-chief. Talk is cheap.  tekisui   Feb-24-09 08:38 AM   #3 
  - Al is breathing a blowtorch on his ass  Karenina   Feb-24-09 09:30 AM   #11 
  - Yep.  closeupready   Feb-24-09 09:44 AM   #12 
  - When's he going to apologize for Fox News?  Doctor_J   Feb-24-09 08:39 AM   #4 
  - Hell, why should he..everyone knows that Fox News is fair and balanced.. nt  Stuart G   Feb-24-09 08:41 AM   #6 
  - LOL! Rupert Murdoch lying again...I'm shocked!  Vinnie From Indy   Feb-24-09 09:05 AM   #7 
  - Ahhhh, the art of the non-apology apology  xxqqqzme   Feb-24-09 09:21 AM   #8 
  - Agreed, the idea of "assassination" is beyond reason..  Stuart G   Feb-24-09 09:27 AM   #10 
  - Rescind the waiver. Break the back of News Corp. nt  onehandle   Feb-24-09 09:25 AM   #9 
  - Well, his statement is, at least, a little better than the vitriolic crap...  Spazito   Feb-24-09 09:51 AM   #13 
  - Next target...  slackmaster   Feb-24-09 09:58 AM   #14 
  - Obama's bill. Cartoon of dead chimp says, "They need a new author for the next stimulus bill."  No Elephants   Feb-24-09 10:01 AM   #15 
  - Murdoch sorry for NY Post cartoon seen as racist  jefferson_dem   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #16 
     - He's only sorry because it's hurting his bottom line  Tempest   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #17 
     - He only decided he was sorry after he saw he might get sued?  Frustratedlady   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #18 
     - He's not sorry. He's worried.  marylanddem   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #19 
     - Sorry it was seen that way  BeyondGeography   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #20 
     - I don't care if he's really sorry or not. He did the right thing  Kittycat   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #21 
     - That is another bullshit apology!  nyc 4 Biden   Feb-24-09 11:05 AM   #22 

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