'New York Post' Associate Editor Who Spoke Out on 'Chimp' Cartoon is Out of a Job

By: E&P Staff New York Post Associate Editor Sandra Guzman, who spoke out against the controversial Feb. 18 Sean Delonas political cartoon the paper ran likening the author of the president's stimulus package to a dead chimpanzee, is out of a job, the paper confirmed to The Huffington Post.

Guzman, who was let go last Tuesday, was dismissed from her position for reasons that are being hotly debated by personnel inside the company, the Huffington Post reports. An official statement from the New York Post to the HP said that her job was terminated once the paper ended the section she was editing: "Sandra is no longer with The Post because the monthly in-paper insert, Tempo, of which she was the editor, has been discontinued."

Guzman was the most high-profile Post employee to publicly speak out against a cartoon that compared the author of the stimulus bill (whom nearly everyone associated with President Barack Obama) with a rabid primate. "I neither commissioned or approved it," Guzman wrote to a list of journalist colleagues shortly thereafter. "I saw it in the paper yesterday with the rest of the world. And, I have raised my objections to management."

"I think ever since then, she has been on their s**t list, and they were trying to look for a reason to get rid of her," a Post employee who was granted anonymity told the Huffington Post.

Check out the Huffington Post?s report, here.


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