Anglican Samizdat

November 25, 2009

Another cartoon controversy

Filed under: Political Correctness — David Jenkins @ 2:13 pm

The cartoon was published by Newsday and people have been protesting:

NEW YORK Picketers demonstrated outside of Newsday’s offices in Melville, N.Y., on Wednesday to protest a cartoon that appeared in Sunday’s paper. About 20 people carrying signs that read “Boycott Newsday” also demanded that Editor John Mancini be fired for allowing the cartoon to be published.

The protesters were upset about a syndicated “Mallard Fillmore” cartoon drawn by Bruce Tinsley that was published a week after the one-year anniversary of the death of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero. They were also picketing in protest of a recent story and column about Lucero’s murder.

Authorities allege that seven teenagers stabbed Lucero to death last year, and one has pleaded guilty to first-degree gang assault and fourth-degree conspiracy.

The cartoon causing the controversy was titled “Liberals: The Early Years,” and featured a small dinosaur being chased by a larger one who said, “I’m not chasing you because you’re a pachycephalosaurus … I’m chasing you because you’re delicious,” to which the smaller dinosaur responded, “Oh, thank goodness. I was worried that this might be a hate crime.”

Here’s the cartoon – no laughing, now:

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