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How Ridiculous is Chimp-gate Getting?

Next target: Mayor Bloomberg.  New York Observer:

At this morning’s City Hall rally, Councilwoman Letitia James called on black clergy members to block Michael Bloomberg from speaking to their congregations because of his lack of outrage over the controversial cartoon in the New York Post.

Bloomberg told reporters at a press conference ealier today that he accepted Murdoch’s apology at face value. Earlier, Bloomberg acknowledged that some people could be offended by the cartoon, but he didn’t seem perturbed by it.

Bloomberg may have been trying to avoid a clash with Murdoch, with whom he has had a good relationship.

Really?  Here’s the Rev. Sharpton on Mayor Bloomberg from 2008:

Mr. Bloomberg changed the “tone of ugliness” in the city, Rev. Sharpton said, so that even when there is disagreement, those on conflicting sides still speak to each other.

“It is important that even when we disagree that we not have a climate of disagreeability,” Rev. Sharpton said yesterday at an annual rally held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the headquarters of Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.

“Michael Bloomberg has torn down the curtain of polarized dialogue in the city and he has done it in an effective way,” he said.

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