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Old Mar 30, '12, 10:07 am
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Default Trayvon Martin case: Texas student's cartoon causes controversy

The controversial cartoon that appeared this week in the University of Texas at Austin's Daily Texan showed a mother sitting in a chair labeled "the media" reading to a child from a book titled, "Treyvon [sic] Martin and the case of yellow journalism.”

The mother says: “And then the big bad ‘white’ man killed the handsome, sweet, innocent ‘colored’ boy.”

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On Wednesday, as students gathered to protest the cartoon with handmade signs saying, "Daily Texan Racist," the newspaper's editorial board published an apology editorial, saying that the cartoonist responsible, Stephanie Eisner, had left the paper.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/n...,2989517.story
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I find the cartoon ironic, criticizing yellow journalism by use of yellow journalism. However, I find the criticism or the cartoon even more ironic, being intolerant of other views of intolerance.
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I find the cartoon ironic, criticizing yellow journalism by use of yellow journalism. However, I find the criticism or the cartoon even more ironic, being intolerant of other views of intolerance.
That's the problem with the media today. You've got people saying: you're biased so I can be biased too.

However, I think the best people are those who try their best not to be biased and then correct themselves if found to do so accidentally rather than those who are purposefully.
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That's the problem with the media today. You've got people saying: you're biased so I can be biased too.

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Actually its more a case of saying "You are biased because you don't agree with me".
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Default Re: Trayvon Martin case: Texas student's cartoon causes controversy

It's appalling that a political cartoonist is forced to resign because the message was "offensive". Every political cartoon is offensive to about half the population at any time.

Freedom of speech is worthless if it is only used for pleasing speech.

Just because some people let their feelings rule their minds doesn't mean that other people should be deprived of various viewpoints.
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