Comment of the Day: UT's Trayvon Martin Cartoon

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We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about a cartoon in the UT Daily Longhorn that addressed the Trayvon Martin case (somehow) by referring to him as "a colored boy."

One reader said it was "a commentary on the filtering by the press" on the case and said President Obama should not have given "AA's another reason to boil their angst."

Which brought a response.

Rhea wrote:

As a communications major myself, the "commentary on filtering by the press" is in fact NOT lost on me. Anyone not understanding of terms like "yellow journalism" or its historical context wouldn't even understand the cartoon. THAT is not why this cartoon is an outrage. People like YOU who don't understand why this cartoon is offensive are the ignorant people I speak. The newspapers attempt at being satirical is done so in a disgustingly distasteful way; it makes light of his death and throws around a racial slur like "colored boy."

And that "political" move you accuse the President of making did nothing to African American's that was not already there and understood. And you don't have to worry, he already has the black vote

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I just moved to Houston from a North Dallas suburb.  But there is so much daily crime here,I'm moving!   Dare I utter who are the perpetrators?  Dare I point out a particular group?  No.Political Correctness is the order of the day across America!  So we all have to sit silently and tolerate daily jewelry store robberies, home invasions and murders. We are now the slaves,held captive by the Unruly who now Rule the United States. We can't say Enough! No. We are now EnSlaved by POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!


This woman has her own pot of angst simmering on the big burner and it's fixin-to boil over.

Jim C
Jim C

Just caught on to what "AA" means.  I was wondering what this had to do with alcoholism.


"Yeah, Go back to the suburbs and hide underneath your bed"...I'll pray for you too.


I would love to know how you survive daily murders. Usually when I'm murdered, I stay dead for a few days then come back. Also, you might want to rewrite your entire screed in all caps. It seems appropriate.

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