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Tell the New York Post, News Corp to Stop Promoting Sean Delonas' Defamatory Attacks

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Cindi Creager
Director of National News
(646) 871-8019
creager@glaad.org

Richard Ferraro
Director of Public Communications
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

View a slideshow of anti-gay
Sean Delonas cartoons

New York, NY, February 20, 2009 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today urged LGBT community members to make their voices heard as part of a growing chorus of public outrage over the New York Post's decision to publish a racist cartoon by Sean Delonas linking the shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut with President Obama and the passage of the stimulus package.
 
The Feb. 18 cartoon depicts police having shot and killed a chimpanzee while making an implied reference to President Obama, saying, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." The cartoon has sparked widespread anger and outrage, and community leaders have coordinated ongoing protests of the New York Post.

Sean Delonas has been the subject of GLAAD Calls to Action and has been included in the Best & Worst of National News for his continued juvenile and defamatory treatments of LGBT issues. Most recently, he was named to GLAAD's Worst Defamation of 2008 list.

The New York Post and News Corporation (which also owns Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal) have a long history of providing a platform for Delonas' defamatory attacks. GLAAD has compiled a slideshow highlighting a selection of past anti-LGBT Delonas cartoons. (View it here.)
 
GLAAD is calling on our community members and allies to stand up and join those who are speaking out against the New York Post and News Corp.'s continuing promotion of Sean Delonas' hateful defamation. Demand that News Corp. hold the New York Post and Delonas accountable for their defamatory representations, and that the Post stop providing a platform for such vile, abusive attacks.

Contact:
Mr. Col Allan
Editor In Chief
New York Post
Phone: (212) 930-8272
Email: col.allan@nypost.com

Teri Everett, Senior Vice President
Corporate Affairs & Communications
News Corporation
Phone: (212) 852-7070
Email: teverett@newscorp.com

Jack Horner, Director
Corporate Affairs & Communications
News Corporation
Phone: (212) 852-7952
Email: jhorner@newscorp.com

 

When you support GLAAD every year, you help us leverage radio, television, newspapers and the Web to change the way Americans feel about LGBT people. You give us the resources to stand guard 24/7 in defense of the LGBT community. You also help us train thousands of journalists, editors and community leaders on how to change the conversation about LGBT people.

If you haven't done so for 2009, please take a moment and give to GLAAD. Help us continue the fight against defamation, hate speech and crimes against the LGBT community.

Stand with GLAAD. Demand that News Corp. hold the New York Post and Delonas accountable and help us raise $30,000 in the next 30 days to fight defamation and change the way America sees the LGBT community.

About GLAAD
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org.