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Political Cartoonist Depicts President Trump Standing Over Two Drowned Migrants

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:24 am

[guest post by Dana]

We’ve talked at length about various political cartoons, their offensiveness and/or brilliance (or both, simultaneously), as well as the historical place they have in the ongoing political conversations, and whether they ever cross a line.

The subject of this post is an editorial cartoon by Canadian artist Michael de Adder, whose contract with Canadian publisher Brunswick News Inc., was terminated just days after de Adder posted a controversial cartoon. The cartoon was based on the heartbreaking photograph of the bodies of the El Salvadorian father and daughter, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his 23-month-old, Angie Valeria who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas:


This is de Adde’s cartoon:


The president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists told reporters that the timing of de Adder’s exit “was no coincidence,” and that President Trump is considered “a taboo subject”. Meanwhile, Brunswick News claims that it is “entirely incorrect” to suggest the company ended its contract with de Adder over the Trump cartoon. This is a false narrative which has emerged carelessly and recklessly on social media,” the company wrote…”

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)


22 Responses to “Political Cartoonist Depicts President Trump Standing Over Two Drowned Migrants”

  1. Good morning.

    Dana (bb0678)

  2. Did it cross lines? Yeah…

    Is it worth spending energy over this? Eh…

    Maybe an appropriate response would be another published cartoon showing a caricature of the artist drawing the cartoon above with a bubble over the artist’s head showing how infected the artist’s psyche is with TDS.

    In other words, simply mock them back.

    whembly (fd57f6)

  3. Tame stuff compared to Charlie Hebdo. Or even the Jew Trump walking the dog Netanyahu of not too long ago.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. We should follow Mexico’s example and provide migrants transit visas so long as they cross into Canada and stay there.

    Munroe (7306d9)

  5. Where’s the swastika?

    Find the ‘Ninas.’

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  6. I read there is a shortage of political cartoonist in Saudi Arabia.

    mg (8cbc69)

  7. How was this courageous cartoonist not seen as a Beacon if poignant commentary?

    Its not like reporters are being beaten in the streets of US cities.

    Or as if major party candidates tacitly approve such beatings by their silence.

    Or as if cops are monitoring social media in Canada and the UK for speech violations.

    Or as if people in Venezuela are dying as we speak in filthy, unequipped hospitals.

    Some may dismiss him as yet another Preening Poseur!

    Fools may think Putin’s thuggery, Maduro’s atrocities and more were more worthy subjects.

    But I’m sure one died crossing the Rio before now.

    So carry on Brave Cartoonist!

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd (6b1442)

  8. The cartoon makes a valid point. But it could have done it just as well, if not better, in ways that did not draw directly on the photograph.

    Kishnevi (86e9bc)

  9. And as usual the Daily Caller presents a narrative and not the truth.

    Kishnevi (86e9bc)

  10. and narrative is what the ap brings breakfast lunch and dinner, now 12 years of a party of ex guerillas probably didn’t help economic development,

    narciso (d1f714)

  11. Newspapers paying cartoonists good salaries went out with Pay phones. Its definitely 20th Century. That some Lefty would draw such a cartoon doesn’t surprise me. Want to stop future tragedies. Build a wall and enforce the immigration laws. Then people wouldn’t try to ford the Rio Grande. Or you can just open the border and get rid of ICE. And if some Criminals come through and rape and kill someone before skipping back across the border, well hey, that’s just the price “we” pay for not being Xenophobic.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  12. Its amusing how the Left and Center-Right are always polar opposites. The Left paints cartoons of the POTUS playing golf over the corpses of two innocent border crossers, and the Center-Right Yawns or goes “oh well, just a cartoon”. If any Right-wing cartoonist had done something similar to a Democrat Candidate, the MSM Would go crazy, screams of outrage would occur, and that cartoonist would be fired and probably have some restaurant worker spitting in his drink for the rest of his life. Assuming he could get work and buy drinks.

    The Left is winning baby. They have the passion and almost all the power. The Center-right is barely alive. Will they wake up in time? History says no.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  13. “The cartoon makes a valid point.”
    Kishnevi (86e9bc) — 7/1/2019 @ 1:29 pm

    What is that valid point exactly?

    Munroe (d660cd)

  14. The point being that seems to be Trump’s actual attitude to immigrants. And certainly is that of some of his supporters [not referring to anyone here]. The motto of Trumpworld when it comes to immigration is Schrecklicheit.

    Kishnevi (ceb37f)

  15. A big batch of whitewash is being mixed up – Inspector Horowitz has finished his report.

    mg (8cbc69)

  16. Schrecklicheit: German policy in Belgium during World War I.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  17. It’s as if de Adder had no editor, who I assume still has a job at the paper.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  18. “If any Right-wing cartoonist had done something similar to a Democrat Candidate, the MSM Would go crazy, screams of outrage would occur, and that cartoonist would be fired and probably have some restaurant worker spitting in his drink for the rest of his life.”×2.jpg

    Delonas continues to inflict his cartoons on the world today.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  19. It’s worse what Australia and Italy are doing – and the UAE or Egypt bombed a migrant camp in Libya, and I don’t that hat was done on their own initiative.

    With Australia migrants are harming themselves maybe just to get medical treatment that will take them off the island.

    It was grim when I visited nearly two years ago to write about the situation. Now, it’s worse. Every few days, it seems, a new instance emerges of people cutting themselves, setting themselves on fire or trying to harm themselves in some other way.

    Sammy Finkelman (845007)

  20. Now Italy:

    One week later:

    And some of those in Libya, were bombed:

    Not an accident, in my opinion. And Arab countries would have no reason to do this, except in exchange for military aid.

    Western democracies are, to some degree, outsourcing the brutality to other countries. Well, not
    Australia – they’re outsourcing it to a private company, I think..

    Sammy Finkelman (845007)

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