A couple of recent Ron DeSantis cartoons have upset fans of the Florida governor.
Earlier this week there was a complaint about Christopher Weyant.
Regarding Christopher Weyant’s March 14 syndicated editorial cartoon of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: It’s not enough that Post-Dispatch editorials and columns focus mostly on themes critical of Republicans associated with former President Donald Trump, but many of the political cartoons do as well.
I believe the cartoon was pure hate propaganda. A sign in the cartoon implied that Florida only welcomes white, straight men only.
As an independent voter with no political party allegiance, I can only imagine how many must feel offended, and I hope liberals and Democrats would be just as appalled at such a cartoon.
Then today Tim Graham, MRC’s far-right left-wing-media critic, was upset by Michael de Adder.
Staff artist Michael De Adder thought it was appropriate and humorous to suggest Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was basically a murderer, that his so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill would mean death for children deciding they’re transgender.
It had echoes of Herb Block (“Herblock”), the legendary leftist Post cartoonist.
For some reason Graham thought comparing de Adder to Herblock was a bad thing.