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Gibson wants to award another medal, this one for controversial cartoon

Reported by Chrish - August 23, 2007 -

In John Gibson's My Word segment yesterday 8/22/07, Gibson propsed another medal for a cartoonist whose latest offering is controversial in the African-American community. Last time Gibby wanted to pin one on, Karl Rove was the nominee, for outing Valerie Plame.

Ed Gamble's cartoon has been called highly offensive and racist by local NAACP president Charles Anderson and a debate rages over whether it should have been printed or perhaps edited. Gibson can only see his own side, however:

"What's unusual about this is the controversy. The claim that Gamble's cartoon is racist is absurd. What the black leadership ought to be complaining about is the no snitching rule. That's the outrage here, not the fact that a cartoonist is pointing out the absurdity of killers enforcing a gang rule on victims who will just be victimized again.

It is sad and frustrating that anyone would claim the cartoonist is wrong. He said what needs to be said, and he ought to be praised for being brave and not condemned by the very people he is speaking out about to help."

Comment: I am pro-controversial cartoons so I always think it's good when discussions arise from this art form, but that doesn't necessarily mean I agree with Gibson. It is easy to see why people are offended by this depiction.