Politico Cartoon Mocks Harvey Victims, Critics Say
By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
Politico's staff cartoonist was heavily criticized Wednesday for a drawing that appeared to mock victims of Tropical Storm Harvey as hypocrites who opposed the federal government despite depending upon it for their survival.
The drawing by Matt Wuerker depicted a Texan in a ten-gallon hat and a Confederate flag shirt being airlifted from a flooded home bearing a sign saying "secede." The man praises his rescuers as "Angels! Sent by God" before one of them corrects him: "Er, actually Coast Guard ... sent by the government."