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 community.
I think the fact he paid 5 Billion dollars for Dow Jones a year ago and a fool would pay anything north of 500 million today for it makes him even sorrier.
Think about that one. His decision alone he forced upon his stock holders made 4.5 billion dollars vanish into thin air. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. Too bad he isn't going to be eating cat food.
Well especially written sardonic prose can be difficult to perceive at first. Spoken, at least the tone usually gives away the sardonic intent. But that is language specific. But even that is language specific. I am sure I have mentioned before that the Japanese are very asardonic (that word sounds sardonic in itself no?). I am probably a little too sardonic and people just don't get me half the time. My wife, who is Japanese, used to miss my sardonic statements and take them at face value to our mutual consternation. Now, at least when we are having a dispute about something, she will often just assume that if I say anything that sounds like I am agreeing with her, that I am being sardonic; which causes even more problems. I could just try to be less sardonic, but it is almost instinctual.
"Sardonic - alluding to a Sardinian plant which when eaten was supposed to produce convulsive laughter ending in death" as opposed to "sarcastic - alluding to "biting the lips in rage"" - dictionary.com
Sorry for the interlude.
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
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