I felt it was in poor taste when the day of and day after the Boston attacks my FB wall was full of people posting about how "Now were they going to ban pressure cookers?" and a lot about gun rights and if a person wanted to kill someone bad enough they would. I felt that was taking advantage of a tragedy to prove a political point and that it was in poor taste. In the same way, I feel this is in poor taste. It is taking advantage of a mass loss of life to try to prove a political point.
I think the cartoon is like a parent that watches their child screw up and then goes over and says "I told you so" in a snotty voice. May make the parent feel good, but doesnt do anything to make the situation better
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Ah, yes Texas. Where they will defend the second amendment but not the first.
The very nature of political cartoons is to be offensive to someone in order to make a point. His point is valid.
Yep, I'm fine with it. People are so busy looking to be outraged they miss what is really outrageous. Its wild.
I don't remember where my DH was that night but the kids were asleep and I was alone in the front room doing some work and it was on my local news and I was furious about it right then. WTF was a nursing home doing across the street??? WTF were a bunch of firefighters even doing near that place that they *knew* would blow up when it hit a certain temperature??? And WTF was 10 times the explosive power of Timothy McVeigh's bomb that blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City doing in one place at one time, much less smack in the middle of town???
People should be enraged about all of that, not about an editorial cartoon pointing out the irony of the situation.
David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!
Ethan winfield stated that yes, the point of political cartoons IS to be offensive. Its called satire. She is saying that he is making a good point through the offensive cartoon. That the satire, in this case, is spot on.
She didn't say anything about legality? Not sure what you mean. Clearly its legal, no one would argue with that.