Skip to comments.Protesters decry ‘racist’ syndicated cartoon in Journal (ABQ Journal)
Posted on 02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST by CedarDave
State legislators, the states 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 Wednesdays 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 DVal 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 Trumps 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.
Im not saying they cant 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.
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That’s actually pretty funny ...
Truth hurts...suck it up, snowflakes.
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What a bunch of weenies. Actually I kinda like it and think I’ll send it on around . . .
A N S W E R jumped in and got it’s paws all over this didn’t it.
I’m tired of seeing full time Soros employees on the street.
I see the left is still confused about the difference between “immigrant” and “illegal alien”.
If you ain’t catching flak, you ain’t over the target.
Looks accurate to me.
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.
Yes they did. Look at the professional-type signs made that day or the next morning for the protest. The organization is"ANSWERcoalition.org."
Moonbat grandmas on patrol.
Indeed they are!
at most 50 libtards, bfd.
His depiction of homosexuals with the "kissy" lips is hilarious.
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.
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.
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