Obviously, that was not the message received by many readers.Instead, many saw an extremely objectionable cartoon and thought that was the position of the Journal. In hindsight, instead of generating debate, this cartoon only inflamed emotions.Editorial cartoons can usually be found on the editorial page of most newspapers, although a few, like Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury are sometimes found on the regular comics page.
Moses, who has had two days to find out what Delonas was trying to convey, can’t possibly be surprised that Delonas inflammed racial and ethnic tensions. And from an editorial point of view, if you don’t know what a writer or cartoonist is trying to say, why print it?
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019.
At this time there were also some pacifists in various countries who produced political cartoons.
In the United States, during and since the Vietnam war, many political cartoonists were published in underground newspapers, comic books, pamphlets, and zines.
In 1799, Francisco Goya created a series of etchings called los Caprichos intended to make political statements about the issues of the day, related to his later series depicting the disasters of war.
Both made humorous comment on the trends and current events of his time.
This was not the intent, and for that, the Journal apologizes.
I repeat that the Albuquerque Journal does not condone racism or bigotry in any form.
Although their style, technique or viewpoints may differ, editorial cartoonists draw attention to important social and political issues.
Although most western editorial cartoonists by necessity occupy the middle political ground, this is by no means true of all cartoonists and there is a spectrum of political commentary in cartoons which runs from the extreme right through the centre to the extreme left.