Ladies and gentlemen, the New York Post's Sean Delonas cartoon today. In other news: on this day in 1688, the first formal protest against slavery by an organized white body in English America was made.

There's no editing art, people.

Update: Per TMZ, Al Sharpton — who's frequently been caricatured by Delonas — has already released a condemning statement:

The cartoon in today's New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys. One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this when in the cartoon they have police saying after shooting a chimpanzee that "Now they will have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill."

Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama (the first African American president) and has become synonymous with him it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill?

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