Shane Falco

Source Notes #21 (Journalistic, Image)

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Title: Ben Sargent comic- 12/01/05

Summary: Ben Sargent is an American editorial cartoonist for the Austin American-Statesman.  His cartoons are distributed nationally to other newspapers across the country by Universal Press Syndicate.

Topic: Should employers be held accountable by the Department of Homeland Security for hiring illegal immigrants?

Category: Journalistic

What is it? Cartoon image published in the Austin American-Statesman.
Publication Information: 12/1/05
Author: Ben Sargent
Location: http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/sargent/cartoons/1205/120105.html

Accessed: 2/23/09

Audience and Agenda:
The Austin-American Statesman is the major daily newspaper in Austin, Texas.  The newspaper primarily focuses on issues in Austin and the Central Texas region.  Since Austin is the capital of Texas, they have extensive political coverage as well.  It’s the 60th most widely circulated daily newspaper in the U.S.

Usefulness:
This comic is useful because it supports the idea that the United States was founded on immigration.  It’s a nation of immigrants.  The real legal citizens of the U.S. were the Native Americans.  It poses the question,”Who are we to  impose laws restricting immigrants from entering the U.S., as many of our ancestors were immigrants in the past?”  The Native Americans are the people who have really received the short straw in the whole deal.

Works cited: Google images, Austin-American Statesman, Wikipedia.

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