I think this cartoon has now gotten a lot of controversy down here in Alabama. This cartoon drawn by Andy Marlette and the Pensacola News Journal is making the rounds on the internet and is getting a lot of people upset. This cartoon is referencing the recent announcement that 400 people would lose their jobs from the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, and the Mobile Press-Register. And this cartoon also brings up a cruel past in Birmingham.
I want to see the Pensacola News Journal offer an apology for this cartoon. And I also want to see Andy Marlette either punished by being suspended or being fired. This cartoon crossed the line on so many levels and the newspaper made a horrible mistake by publishing this cartoon. Media has been getting crushed by people accusing them of being bias and leaning to the left. And this is a bad time to publish something that will make people angry. Don’t you love Alabama!
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