Murdoch Sorry for Cartoon

Says it was only intended to mock stimulus
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2009 8:22 AM CST
New York State Sen. Eric Adams stands in front of the New York Post building holding a cartoon that ran in the Post, Feb. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rupert Murdoch eats some crow today, with a short statement in the New York Post apologizing for the now-infamous chimpanzee cartoon. “I have spoken to a number of people and I now better understand the hurt this cartoon has caused,” Murdoch writes. “The only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation. It was not meant to be racist.”