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Update: We are removing the picture in the blog post because we feel it violates our submission standards policy and is likely a copyright violation. You can see our Ethics board discussion below.


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Thomas R. Martinez is the digital editor for the Victoria Advocate. He has a long, storied newspaper career with stops in Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska, Wyoming and Arizona.

(3) comments

Debbie Friemel

The political cartoon was provocative, to be sure. After its publication and the subsequent Twitter reaction, the Canadian cartoonist was fired. My understanding is that a blog uses words to express one’s thoughts or opinions. The cartoon does not belong in a blog!

George Schwarz Staff
George Schwarz

I am going to point out that those characterizing the political cartoon as an attempt at humor miss that this cartoon isn't meant as humor. It is meant to and is righteous indignation at Trump. And to those complaining, is it because you support Trump and don't like the characterization of Trump or because you don't like something else about the cartoon? I think that's something the ethic board needs to consider.

Michael Gomez

George,would anyone post a cartoon of a politician walking through the bodies of the 20 children who were killed at Sandy Hook? I think not because of the respect for the children and the family. I don’t like Trump but we don’t have to make the small child and her dad a pawn for a political message...When I see the cartoon I see the small child not Trump but that’s just me.

Welcome to the discussion.

Transparency. Your full name is required.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. And receive photos, videos of what you see.
Don’t be a troll. Don’t be a troll. Don’t post inflammatory or off-topic messages, or personal attacks.

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