A Cartoon that Crosses the Line
Rick Moran believes that Chris Muirâ€™s cartoon, featuring Hillary Clinton in black face, crosses the line. What do you all think? Does this cartoon cross the line, or is it a joke and, as such, perhaps excusable?
Jane Hamsher’s use of a photo of Lieberman with blackface was not a joke, it was a smear. How should this be interpreted? Joke, smear, a little bit of both?
I have to say that I am not fond of cartoons like this either, but… it is Muir’s right and to start some sort of controversy over this seems excessive to me.
Added: on the other hand, this cartoon does most certainly cross the line of decency. Should Muir apologize? Perhaps so, but I am a bit weary of controversies over these matters. Before we know, websites are forced not to use his cartoons anymore, websites can’t anymore, etc. Bit of a stretch? Ten years ago, yes, these days I don’t know.
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