From our Late to the Rescue Party desk
So, to recap:
On Wednesday Boston Herald editorial cartoonist Jerry Holbert sparked a watermelon-flavored rumpus with this ill-advised (and ill-supervised) drawing in the clueless local tabloid.
Much mishegoss ensued.
(The redoubtable Dan Kennedy has a smart recap of the fiasco here.)
And then . . .
Via Mediabistro’s FishbowlDC:
Whoopi Goldberg Defends Boston Herald Cartoonist on ‘The View’
In response to a controversial cartoon that appeared in yesterday’s Boston Herald, ”The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg defended the cartoonist on today’s show.
Following information that the Sept. 19 White House fence-jumper made it to the East Room of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue rather than just past the North Portico doors as earlier reported, Jerry Holbert‘s cartoon contribution in yesterday’s print edition portrayed President Barack Obama brushing his teeth with a man behind him asking, “Have you tried the watermelon toothpaste?” and the caption “White House Invader Got Farther Than Previously Thought.”
[Thursday] morning, Goldberg addressed the controversy on “The View,” saying “I don’t believe he did it on purpose. I don’t think he was thinking about it.”
Here’s the clip:
Just for the record: Rosie Perez was having none of it.
Regardless, this is likely the end of it:
Of course, taste was never the Herald’s strong suit, was it?