So, since I made my initial post about the Stamford chimpanzee mauling incident (mediocre band name), the wildly amusing original story has taken on a life of its own thanks to what you might call a questionable editorial decision by the folks at the New York Post to run a cartoon depicting cops shooting said chimpanzee while making a remark about the recently passed stimulus plan.
As you may have guessed (and heard, by now), this just added more dimensions to an already ridiculous story. Sure, we already had people coming out saying the chimp had done a number on them previously, and the widespread debate over whether Lyme disease or Xanax may have had an effect on the chimp going ape shit. But it wouldn’t be a truly epic shitstorm unless race baiting was somehow involved.
Because that’s where Rev. Al Sharpton comes in. Naturally, The Daily News was all over the protest:
Sharpton spoke before scores of angry protesters outside the beleaguered tabloid’s midtown headquarters.
“Shut down the Post! Shut down the Post!” the racially-mixed crowd of more than 200 shouted at a noon rally.
For the sake of their editorial staff, I hope those aren’t the same 200 that still actually subscribe to the print edition.
Anyway, back on point:
“I guess they thought we were chimpanzees,” Sharpton said. “They will find out we are lions.”
SANTA PAULA — Police have shot and killed a mountain lion in a Santa Paula neighborhood, and they believe five more could be in the area.
Police say the lion advanced toward a resident and officers were forced to shoot it.
They’ll have to find someone else to fulfill the next Sharpton analogy.