NY Daily News editor defends Yang cartoon

The editorial page editor of the New York Daily News is defending a cartoon depicting New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang that Yang and his wife have said is racist. 

“Andrew Yang is a leading contender to be mayor of New York City, and as commentators, his opponents and The News Editorial Board have recently pointed out, he’s recently revealed there are major gaps in his knowledge of New York City politics and policy. Nor has he ever voted in a mayoral election,” editor Josh Greenman said, according to the newspaper. “Bill Bramhall’s cartoon is a comment on that, period, end of story. This is not a racial stereotype or racist caricature.”

At a press conference on Tuesday, Andrew and Evelyn Yang ripped the Daily News for the cartoon, which portrayed Yang as an excited tourist leaving the Times Square subway station. New Yorkers have mocked Yang after he said the station was his “favorite.” 

In an editorial published over the weekend, the Daily News criticized Yang, saying he lacks basic understanding of local policy matters and is out of touch with everyday New Yorkers. 

 

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