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Saturday, July 09, 2016

The cartoons not drawn

On January 8, 2011, Jared Loughner shot 18 people at a town meeting held by Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a suburb of Tucson. He killed six people (including a federal judge) and wounded Giffords and 11 others.

The national editorial cartoonists immediately blamed Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, even though Loughner's motive was apolitical.

A few of their cartoons:

Does anyone believe any of these brave, cutting-edge souls who are willing to stand up to The Man will connect the Black Lives Matter movement to the massacre of five cops at a Black Lives Matter rally? Mocking the Tea Party is easy. It is a national sport. But criticizing Black Lives Matter could get you called racist.

If anyone wonders why the nation holds the press in such low esteem, I say look at the difference between Tucson 2011 and Dallas 2016.


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  1. They aren't relevant to the media today because the mainstream media and the far left are gutless cowards and wimps that won't criticize anyone who will push back at them. They like to pick on white Christian blue collar middle America b/c this group is polite and will tolerate a good amount of criticism. The media leftists hate whites and Christians, but we will take only so much until s***t gets real and the pushback begins. Trump's popularity is the beginning of the pushback. The people I talk & associate with HATE the mainstream media.

    1. We know they hate us, and we know they have been lying to us for years. Prof. Reynolds calls them Democrats with By-lines--and hits the nail squarely on the head.

  2. Don, what do you mean by tweeting, Don't they apply today? Toxic political discourse? Are you indicting Donald Trump for his over the top rhetoric during his political rallies? Whose rhetoric are you referring to if not his? Gun control? By your question, are you now advocating for MORE gun control in support of those who want the government to confiscate every gun in the country? I'm sure the Left would agree that each of those cartoons is appropriate today, maybe even more so than before, but I'm equally sure they aren't directing them at the same people you are and with the same meaning you intend. Your tweets are are so generic, naming no one, they're likely to be misunderstood.