New York Post editor fired after speaking out against controversial cartoon

It's been almost eight months since the New York Post published a cartoon that many interpreted as a racially-loaded swipe at President Obama. The furor the cartoon generated has largely dissipated, but now it threatens to flare up again following the firing of an editor who criticized the paper from within in the tense days following its publication.

Associate editor Sandra Guzman was dismissed last week "for reasons that are being hotly debated by personnel inside the company," reports the Huffington Post's Sam Stein. Guzman had expressed her disapproval of the cartoon -- which was drawn by Sean Delonas, and bizarrely tied the then-recent shooting of a crazed chimpanzee to the federal stimulus bill -- in a private email. "I have raised my objections to management," she told recipients.