When the New York Post published a cartoon that compared the author of the economic stimulus bill (by most accounts thought to be President Obama) with a rabid ape that has been shot by police, many people protested and spoke out about the controversial cartoon, including Post editor Sandra Guzman.
Now it appears that Guzman, who worked on the monthly in-paper insert Tempo, might have been let go from her position in a move that employees told the Huffington Post appeared to be retributive.
“I neither commissioned or approved it,” Guzman wrote to a list of journalist colleagues shortly after the cartoon was published. “I saw it in the paper yesterday with the rest of the world. And, I have raised my objections to management.”
Suzi Halpin, a spokesman from The Post dismissed any allegations that Guzman’s cartoon criticism played a role in her dismissal.
“The statement from the paper explains the reason why Sandra is no longer there,” she told the Huffington Post.