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January 19, 2005

Sacramento Bee Firefighter Controversy


A couple of things stand out about the controversy surrounding a Rex Babin cartoon lampooning firefighter scandals in Sacramento. First, many of the protests are coming from outside of the newspaper's typical circulation area, providing a textbook case as to how these kinds of objections work right now. Also, the editor seems to be supporting his cartoonist, and good for him. The nexus of the outrage seems to be located at the web site Here's the cartoon in question, their article, and their forum discussion.
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