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'New York Post' Political Cartoon Raises Concerns

A cartoon, which ran in The New York Post Wednesday, continues to stir controversy. It depicts a chimpanzee being gunned down by police.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and others have reacted strongly, alleging the chimp is intended to represent President Obama. The Post is standing behind its cartoonist. Mike Luckovich, a syndicated cartoonist with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, gives us a sense of how an editorial cartoonist makes decisions about what to comment on, and how.

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