© Mike Lester of the News-Tribune. Used by permission by Cagletoons.com.
Mike Lester, editorial cartoonist for the News-Tribune in Rome GA, has managed to get a strong reaction from Tallahassee Democrat readers with a recent cartoon depicting Uncle Sam holding a copy of the New York Times that sports “All the Treason Fit to Print” as a headline.
From the story in E&P:
Democrat Associate Editor Mark Hohmeister, in a piece posted today on Tallahassee.com, said he chose to publish the cartoon even though he didn’t agree with it. He added that the letter that “really gave me second thoughts” was from former Democrat Publisher Carrol Dadisman, who wrote: “In more than 50 years of various responsibilities for newspapers and editorial pages, I’ve defended a lot of editorial cartoons. But this one is indefensible.”
All in all, it’s not the most offensive cartoon of the year. Recently Steve Benson angered members of the US Marine Corps and Mike Luckovich, in an ill-timed cartoon, depicted the U.S. giving Al-Qaida lessons on torture. Those, in my opinion, are more indefensible than Lester’s cartoons.
Technorati Tags: Mike Lester