Racism on the editorial page

The Boston Herald, a Murdoch outfit, didn’t even come close to trying to avoid a racist image in its editorial cartoon today.

It wasn’t an accident. Staff artist Jerry Holbert recycled a previous cartoon in which he characterized the toothpaste as “raspberry flavored.”

Update 1:08 p.m. – The cartoonist has apologized.

  • Gary F

    Funny, the intruder’s name was Omar Gonzales.

    But that’s OK. Jerry Holbert probably voted for Obama twice anyways.

    Had this been in a right of center newspaper, well, that’s different.

    • The Herald IS a right of center newspaper.

      • Gary F

        My bad, I didn’t know they existed.

        Then where is the outrage? The left’s undies should be all bunched up over this.

        • >>The left’s undies should be all bunched up over this.<<

          Get some new material.

  • Robert Moffitt

    Two words: Not cool.

  • Paul Weimer

    Ugh. But of course, racism doesn’t happen in America anymore.

    • Robert Moffitt

      I was listening to Rev. Al Sharpton speak on MPR last night.
      He said that he had a somewhat bumpy flight on the way to Minneapolis. When he landed, he and his companion remained in their seats. Why? Because even though his journey was smoother, they had not yet arrived at their destination.
      It was a clever parable to communicate that while many outward signs of racism are gone, and a black man has been elected President twice, the so called “post-racial” America has not yet reached its final destination: true racial equality.

  • Robert Moffitt

    I see Colgate actually does make a watermelon-flavored toothpaste for children. This isn’t the kind of press they wanted, I’m sure.

    • joetron2030

      I had no idea they made a watermelon flavored toothpaste until now, either.

  • kevinfromminneapolis

    I took it as trying to insult the intruder by making him out to be a racist.

  • joetron2030

    Tomorrow’s news: Colgate discontinues watermelon flavored toothpaste.