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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.

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Should the Columbia newspaper have run this cartoon?

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