I thought this was funny and true, which is probabky why thehaters are screaming. :D Below, you can read a message from the cartoonist where she talks about being labeled a racist.

From: Donna Barstow Cartoons
Sent: Thu 4/30/2009 6:21 PM
To: John and Ken Show
Subject: my swine flu and Mexico cartoon on Slate


Just wanted to let you know that after my swine flu was published on Slate, and linked to CNN, I have gotten 1000s of visitors to my blog and website, lots of hate mail (my first) and been labeled a racist on at least 5 blogs. And here. Because all the commenters also call me racist, I've been called that hundreds of times this week. First time ever. Here is my blog and you can also see the cartoon there. Do you think it's racist?

These blogs are such haters and have absolutely RUINED my good name.

I've done cartoons for over 250 publications, including The New Yorker, LA Times, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, USA Weekend, WSJ and lots more. I'm a regular in Barron's and Parade.

I'm also a contributor to Mayor Sam.

Kind Regards,
Donna Barstow