On Tuesday, Washington Post political cartoonist Ann Telnaes depicted the young children of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as monkeys in a shameful, racist and hateful animated political cartoon, a despicable attempt to ridicule Ted Cruz’s Christmas parody video — a smash hit that has amassed almost 1.5 million views on YouTube in four days.
The picture has now been removed from the Washington Post website, but as of the time of this writing, Ann Telnaes’ tweet about the cartoon, a GIF, was still in place. Nevertheless, we provide the following screenshot under the assumption that the tweet will be soon removed.
As you can see, the WAPO cartoon portrays Caroline and Catherine, 5 – and 7-year-old years as monkeys, a mean-spirited and racist depiction the leftist old media paper, a leading member of the Democrat Media Complex, would have never tried with Barack Obama’s two daughters.
For some reason, the Washington Post thought that the adorable girls were “fair game” because Cruz had them in his political ad, even though other politicians frequently show their young children without fearing that they will be attacked.
Following the release of the story by PolitiStick and others exposing the hate and racism of the Washington Post, WAPO editor Fred Hiatt issued the following statement on the post, removing the depiction of Cruz’s children as monkeys:
Editor’s note from Fred Hiatt: It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.
Notice there is no apology to Ted Cruz and his beautiful young family by WAPO’s Fred Hiatt, nor is there an announcement of any punishment of Ann Telnaes, who put up the hateful and racist cartoon attacking two young children.
Not only did Ted Cruz respond to the Washington Post with his usual class and sharp, cutting wit, but fellow GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who has been smearing Cruz with lies about his immigration position, also condemned the WAPO hate:
Wash Post cartoon featuring @tedcruz’s children is disgusting. The Post saying the kids are “fair game” is even worse.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 23, 2015
You can bet that if WAPO had depicted Barack Obama’s children as monkeys, Ann Telnaes would have already been fired — or worse.