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PoliCon
09-05-2010, 11:13 PM
(Sept. 4) -- An American cartoonist's rendition of the Mexican flag is causing controversy south of the border, where Mexicans say it's offensive to taint their national symbol with images of drug violence.

Political cartoonist Daryl Cagle's drawing, which ran on the front page of several Mexican newspapers this week, shows what's normally a regal-looking eagle at the center of Mexico's flag riddled with bullets and bleeding. It's a reference to the drug wars that have riled Mexico and left more than 28,000 people dead there in less than four years.

"Editorial cartoonists look for readily recognizable metaphors and that's an obvious one for Mexico," Cagle told CNN.

But some Mexicans say they're offended by the cartoon. Like the American flag, Mexico's banner is a national symbol under which many soldiers and civilians have given their lives. They say Cagle overstepped his creative license in this case.
US cartoon of Mexican flag draws ire
CNN

"It is a shame that a patriotic symbol like our flag, which is so beautiful to me, can be mocked by a stupid cartoonist," one angry reader complained to the Mexican newspaper El Universal. "I think there are many other ways to graphically protest what's happening in our country."

The Mexican Embassy in Washington weighed in on the issue, with a spokesman Ricardo Alday saying Thursday that Mexico "respects and defends freedom of speech and freedom of expression" but "differs" with Cagle "on the use he makes of the Mexican flag and the message it conveys."

In a letter to MSNBC.com, which employs Cagle, Alday said the cartoon "triggered a negative response from some sectors of Mexican public opinion."

On his blog, Cagle acknowledged that many people consider his cartoon "scandalous" and that it "struck a nerve with Mexican readers." He said he's received some "interesting, outraged emails" from readers.

"I think your idea of bringing the violence in Mexico to light is excellent. Too bad you butchered it along with the Mexican Flag," Ramon De Leon wrote on Cagle's blog comments section. "Laws in Mexico with regards to the use and depiction of the flag are in place to prevent this sort of stuff. Please consider taking it down and issuing an apology to the Mexican American community."

Cagle has not yet issued any apology, and newspapers continue to reprint his cartoon despite the controversy. The cartoonist also sought to defend his choice of material as a freedom that comes with his profession.

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PoliCon
09-05-2010, 11:13 PM
let me say - BOO-FUCK'N-HOO.

Rockntractor
09-05-2010, 11:15 PM
let me say - BOO-FUCK'N-HOO.

Post the flag you dope!:rolleyes:

marv
09-05-2010, 11:44 PM
"It is a shame that a patriotic symbol like our flag, which is so beautiful to me, can be mocked by a stupid cartoonist," one angry reader complained to the Mexican newspaper El Universal. "I think there are many other ways to graphically protest what's happening in our country."
It's a shame that a national border like ours can be violated by a bunch of chili-peppers. I think there are many other ways to enter our country legally!


http://o.aolcdn.com/photo-hub/news_gallery/6/8/684322/1283615483162.JPEG

Sonnabend
09-06-2010, 07:39 AM
(Sept. 4) -- An American cartoonist's rendition of the Mexican flag is causing controversy south of the border, where Mexicans say it's offensive to taint their national symbol with images of drug violence

http://www.myemoticons.com/images/holidays/st-pat-s-day/laughing.gif
http://www.myemoticons.com/images/holidays/st-pat-s-day/laughing.gif

enslaved1
09-06-2010, 03:47 PM
They are taking lessons from the islamofacists ain't they?

Apache
09-06-2010, 05:23 PM
What? Truth hurts? Freaking third-world cess-pool...:rolleyes:

Lager
09-06-2010, 05:27 PM
Mass graves are being discovered in their country. Shoot outs are common occurences. Politicians are kidnapped and murdered. Thousands of their citizens risk death to make the dangerous, illegal crossing into the U.S. Perhaps their indignation and moral outrage would be better directed elsewhere?

Apache
09-06-2010, 05:32 PM
Mass graves are being discovered in their country. Shoot outs are common occurences. Politicians are kidnapped and murdered. Thousands of their citizens risk death to make the dangerous, illegal crossing into the U.S. Perhaps their indignation and moral outrage would be better directed elsewhere?

But, but they "love" their country...

JB
09-06-2010, 07:45 PM
Looks kinda tame actually.

Big Guy
09-06-2010, 08:55 PM
It's a shame that a national border like ours can be violated by a bunch of chili-peppers. I think there are many other ways to enter our country legally!


http://o.aolcdn.com/photo-hub/news_gallery/6/8/684322/1283615483162.JPEG


The bird must have been shot by a Mexican, an American would have got it in one shot. :D

PoliCon
09-06-2010, 08:57 PM
The bird must have been shot by a Mexican, an American would have got it in one shot. :D
http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo290/mindyobeeznis/rimshot.gif:D

FlaGator
09-06-2010, 09:01 PM
where Mexicans say it's offensive to taint their national symbol with images of drug violence.


I think that Mexicans are doing a fine job of tainting their national symbol with reality of drug violence and the image only symbolizes the a well known truth.

Rockntractor
09-06-2010, 09:05 PM
I think that Mexicans are doing a fine job of tainting their national symbol with reality of drug violence and the image only symbolizes the a well known truth.

Shouldn't it say fundie cuer under your name?:confused:

hazlnut
09-07-2010, 10:31 AM
It's a shame that a national border like ours can be violated by a bunch of chili-peppers.

It's an even bigger shame that bigots and xenophobes live here legally. These same assholes love to save a few bucks when putting in a new kitchen.


I think there are many other ways to enter our country legally!

No, sport, you don't do much thinking at all, that's the problem.

NJCardFan
09-07-2010, 10:35 AM
I'm a pussy and a coward and I'll never debate anyone intelligently on the issues. Ever. Because I don't know shit but like every other liberal, I get my talking points without doing any fact checking and I run with them as gospel.

Fixed

FlaGator
09-07-2010, 10:48 AM
Shouldn't it say fundie cuer under your name?:confused:

I was thinking of changing it to "Big fan of bacon" :eek:

Zafod
09-07-2010, 12:37 PM
It's an even bigger shame that bigots and xenophobes live here legally. These same assholes love to save a few bucks when putting in a new kitchen.



No, sport, you don't do much thinking at all, that's the problem.

yeah I bet Redondo Beach has a big fucking problem with drug violence and illegals clogging the schools and welfare system like we do here. oh wait only rich liberal assholes live there. :rolleyes:

you are a tool.

jediab
09-07-2010, 12:46 PM
But, but they "love" their country...

It's easy to say they love their country when they are saying it inside ours.

FlaGator
09-07-2010, 01:14 PM
It's easy to say they love their country when they are saying it inside ours.

Makes you wonder just how great could their country really be when so many of them are over here. They have a country were there are almost more murders per year than there have been American deaths in the entire Iraqi war.