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Protesters decry ‘racist’ syndicated cartoon in Journal (ABQ Journal)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 8, 2018 | Maggie Shepard

Posted on 02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST by CedarDave

State legislators, the state’s entire congressional delegation and local protesters on Thursday stepped up criticism of the publication of a syndicated political cartoon, which many called racist, on the editorial page of Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal.

Roughly 50 people protested Thursday evening outside the Journal offices, and the cartoon prompted a 30-minute critique from the state Senate floor and a swirl of social media criticism.

Hundreds of angry readers also called, many demanding an apology. Journal editor Karen Moses issued an apology Thursday morning and later said in an interview that there will be more scrutiny of editorial cartoons in the future. “Looking back, we erred, and it should not have appeared in the Albuquerque Journal,” Moses said of the syndicated cartoon.

Journal Editorial Page Editor D’Val Westphal said she chose to run the cartoon because she interpreted it as criticizing fear of immigrants and the broad-stroke racism of calling all Dreamers criminals.

...Nearly all of the hundreds of readers who called and commented on the cartoon saw it as anti-immigrant and racist. “It labeled our Dreamers as criminals,” said protester Margarita Maestas, ...

“It is kind of hurtful that our own newspaper is reflecting Trump’s agenda,” said protester Marian Mendez-Cera of Albuquerque. “It is xenophobic, anti-immigrant and does not reflect our values in New Mexico.”

Cartoonist Sean Delonas, of rural Pennsylvania, told the Journal on Thursday that the protesters and angry commenters were more accurate in their interpretation of his cartoon than Westphal. He said he believes that unchecked illegal immigration has a negative impact on public safety and wages.

“I’m not saying they can’t come in; they have to come in legally, and they have to be vetted,” Delonas said. “I think you can call them Dreamers, but I kind of agree with Trump that Americans have Dreams, too.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: daca; dreamers; factual; illegals; immigration; mediawingofthednc; ms13; newmexico; pennsylvania; seandelonas
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This is the cartoon that caused all the brouhaha:


1 posted on 02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

That’s actually pretty funny ...


2 posted on 02/09/2018 3:16:16 PM PST by 11th_VA (People who deny reality often do not live to regret it.)
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To: CedarDave

Truth hurts.


3 posted on 02/09/2018 3:16:46 PM PST by al_c (LIBERAL - Laughable Iconsiderate Blaming Entitled Ranting Anti-christian Loudmouth)
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To: CedarDave

Truth hurts...suck it up, snowflakes.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 3:17:19 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...
Link to yesterday's story:

{ABQ} Journal editorial cartoon sparks controversy

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5 posted on 02/09/2018 3:17:54 PM PST by CedarDave (If Lea County, New Mexico was a state, we would be #7 in US crude oil production [NM is #3].)
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What a bunch of weenies. Actually I kinda like it and think I’ll send it on around . . .


6 posted on 02/09/2018 3:18:23 PM PST by Old Grumpy ( Happy to be a Deplorable Dreamer.)
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A N S W E R jumped in and got it’s paws all over this didn’t it.

F’em...

I’m tired of seeing full time Soros employees on the street.


7 posted on 02/09/2018 3:18:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: CedarDave

I see the left is still confused about the difference between “immigrant” and “illegal alien”.


8 posted on 02/09/2018 3:19:07 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (The remoulade was a trifle tart, but the souflee for dessert more than made up for it.)
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9 posted on 02/09/2018 3:19:48 PM PST by CedarDave (If Lea County, New Mexico was a state, we would be #7 in US crude oil production [NM is #3].)
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If you ain’t catching flak, you ain’t over the target.


10 posted on 02/09/2018 3:19:49 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: CedarDave

Looks accurate to me.


11 posted on 02/09/2018 3:20:35 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Vote for your guns!)
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While those virtue-signaling old White Commie hags are holding up signs, “Dreamers” are robbing their homes. P.S. You nutters better get home fast, the ABQ police are overstretched.


12 posted on 02/09/2018 3:21:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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A N S W E R jumped in and got it’s paws all over this didn’t it.

Yes they did. Look at the professional-type signs made that day or the next morning for the protest. The organization is"ANSWERcoalition.org."

13 posted on 02/09/2018 3:24:10 PM PST by CedarDave (If Lea County, New Mexico was a state, we would be #7 in US crude oil production [NM is #3].)
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To: CedarDave

Moonbat grandmas on patrol.


14 posted on 02/09/2018 3:25:09 PM PST by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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“It labeled our Dreamers as criminals,” said protester Margarita Maestas, ...

Indeed they are!

15 posted on 02/09/2018 3:25:51 PM PST by CedarDave (If Lea County, New Mexico was a state, we would be #7 in US crude oil production [NM is #3].)
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To: CedarDave

Yep...


16 posted on 02/09/2018 3:26:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: CedarDave

at most 50 libtards, bfd.


17 posted on 02/09/2018 3:29:28 PM PST by Baladas
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To: CedarDave
Sean Delonas must be new to these people. Most, if not all of his cartoons are on the "politically incorrect" side of an issue.

His depiction of homosexuals with the "kissy" lips is hilarious.

18 posted on 02/09/2018 3:35:07 PM PST by PallMal
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While those virtue-signaling old White Commie hags are holding up signs, “Dreamers” are robbing their homes

The probably need to worry more about not finding their cars after their protest. They have a real good chance of their cars ending up crossing into Juarez in a few hours. The car theft/fast track to meheeco down I25 is real.

http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/11322/albuquerque-has-the-highest-car-theft-rates-per-capita-in-america

19 posted on 02/09/2018 3:35:51 PM PST by redcatcherb412 (Emerged intact.)
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To: Baladas

how few protesters does it need before MSM simply ignores these pathetic protests?

it used to be - and still is to some degree for non-PC protests - that many thousands can take to the streets and get no coverage at all.


20 posted on 02/09/2018 3:36:35 PM PST by MAGAthon
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