The Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri is catching hell, and rightly so, for its racist editorial cartoon that accompanies a column by conservative writer Rich Lowry.
The cartoon shows a protester holding a sign that says, "No 60 Inch Plasma TV, No Peace." Another protester is carrying a television and another has a sign that says "Steal to Honor Michael."
The cartoon accompanies a Lowry column with the headline "Overly Aggressive Police Are Being Provoked."
The managing editor of the paper responded to a request for reaction by asking folks "to consider the context" and said the paper had run other cartoons, including "Lady Justice with six bullet wounds."
He then ends with: "Provocative yes. Racist? Certainly not in intent."
Well, you know what they say about the road to hell.