Calif. paper politicizes West, Texas, explosion in sickening cartoon!/DavidGuenthner/status/327784787911778304

Editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman is awfully proud of his political “point” about government regulations.

Sacbee – Rick Perry ‘explosion’ cartoon published to make a point

— Jack Ohman (@JACKOHMAN) April 26, 2013

His despicable, tasteless cartoon in The Sacramento Bee took a swipe at Gov. Rick Perry by dancing on the backs of the people who died in the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion.

Jack Ohman: Yep, Bidness in Texas is boomin’……

— Stuart Leavenworth (@SacBeeEditBoard) April 25, 2013

Texans — and anyone with an ounce of decency — are disgusted by the cartoon which depicts Perry standing next a “Low Regs” flag as he watches the explosion. It’s never too soon for Ohman and his ilk to bathe in the blood of the dead.

This disgusts me beyond words: Cali paper gloating over dead bodies in West, TX… #PrayForWest

— Raz Shafer (@razshafer) April 26, 2013

Poking fun at the deaths of first responders is NEVER acceptable.… #WestExplosion @twitchyteam #txlege

— David Guenthner (@DavidGuenthner) April 26, 2013

@davidguenthner It appears @jackohman likes to use dead Texans to make a political jab. Unacceptable!!!!!!!!!! @twitchyteam

— Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch) April 26, 2013

TEXANS!!!!!!!Is this cartoon by @jackohman acceptable?I think not!… #txnews #PrayForWest

— Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch) April 26, 2013

Seen this “cartoon” from the SacBee?… What a prick.

— Chad Hasty (@ChadHastyRadio) April 26, 2013

Not even a Texan. No, not acceptable. MT @skigarmisch: TEXANS! Is this cartoon by @jackohman acceptable?

— RedBrightandTrue (@RedBrightandTru) April 26, 2013

Wow @sacbee_news makes fun of deaths in TX explosion: @danielmorain @kyamamura you all stay classy, Sacramento!

— patrickmgleason (@patrickmgleason) April 26, 2013

SacBee cartoon makes fun of the tragedy in West, TX. #Classy…

— John Riewe (@johnjriewe) April 26, 2013

Wow. Completely tasteless. Jack Ohman cartoons |Business in Texas |The Sacramento Bee

— Ben (@midnitetease) April 26, 2013


Rick Perry shares his thoughts on the cartoon:

Disgusted by the @sacbee_news cartoon mocking death of fellow Americans in explosion. They owe the citizens of West an apology.

— Office of Gov Perry (@TexGov) April 27, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry weighs in on Jack Ohman’s Texas explosion cartoon, with response from SacBee editorial page editor.

— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) April 27, 2013

A response … like an apology? Nah:

OFFENSIVE @sacbee_news Editor stands by vile cartoon by @jackohman. No respect for families in #West.

— Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch) April 27, 2013

Hat tip: David Guenthner

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