Editorial cartoons are supposed to be thought-provoking, but a responsible cartoonist does not mislead and does not promote hatred. Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich did both in a hateful cartoon published in The New Haven Register September 26, 2011.
Ed Wood wrote the following letter about the cartoon to the Editorial Page Editor of The New Haven Register, Charles Kochakian firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cartoon may be viewed at http://blogs.ajc.com/mike-luckovich/files/2011/09/mike09232011.jpg.
Dear Mr. Kochakian:
Even though I have reached my letters limit for the year, I
promised to keep sending them on topics which show up on the op-ed page
that I believe require a response. Mike Luckovich's particularly nasty
and biased cartoon today fit that category.
In it he has Benjamin Netanyahu saying "I'm finally willing
to accept a two-state solution." He is pointing to a map indicating that
Wyoming and Nebraska are the two states in which he wants the
Palestinians to end up.
I know that a free press should allow many points of view,
so I hope to see another cartoon soon which might go something like
"Mahmoud Abbas and the PA Finally Agree to a Peace Treaty"
It could show Abbas signing the document while standing on
the beach of the Mediterranean with a whole fleet of payloaders pushing
all the Jews into the ocean.
HOW'S THAT FOR BALANCE?