Editoon Updates: Israel/Hamas and Jordan

The Jordan in this case is Jim Jordan. The Columbus Dispatch, an Ohio newspaper juuust outside of Jim Jordan’s Congressional district, noted (Newsweek used the word “mocked”) the Representative’s failed attempt at getting the Speaker’s gavel with cartoons.

From The Dispatch introduction:

In the end, U.S. Rep Jim Jordan did not tap out of his race to be U.S. House speaker. His party pinned him to the mat.

The former Ohio State University wrestling coach clearly had not listened to the song “Cabinet Battle#1” from “Hamilton: The Musical.”

If the Urbana Republican had, the lyric “You don’t have the votes (you don’t have the votes)” would have played in his head long before he decided to continue his sad and doomed from the start fight to win the House speaker’s gavel recently snatched right out of Rep. Kevin McCarthy hands.

With Dave Whamond, Christopher Weyant, Bruce Plante, John Darkow, R.J. Matson, and Frank Hansen.

I’ll note that Thor’s rebuke is more wishful thinking than reality.


A few days ago Mike Peterson observed that The Star of David, “while a symbol of the nation of Israel, is also a symbol of Judaism in general and that the distinction between the two is likely to be ignored” while discussing a Monte Wolverton cartoon (the offending cartoon has been erased from all Wolverton sites).

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s apology led to right wing media gleefully “owning the libs.”

From Fox News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer apologized for publishing an editorial cartoon that pushed “antisemitic tropes” this week.

The editorial board for the big city paper put out a piece expressing regret for posting cartoonist Monte Wolverton’s illustration on Tuesday. The cartoon criticized Israel’s response to Hamas’ murder of around 1300 people in the Jewish state.

BizPacReview chimed in:

Tuesday, the same day that leftists and pro-Hamas sycophants jumped at the opportunity to accuse the Israel Defense Forces of bombing a hospital in Gaza, The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a political cartoon portraying Israel as the villain.

Faced with intense backlash, by the following afternoon The Inquirer Editorial Board had published a carefully crafted apology that both condemned the attacks from the terrorists and promoted their willingness to share “an array of viewpoints on the events in the Middle East.”

From England The Daily Mail reported:

Almost immediately after the cartoon’s release the paper was hit with a fierce backlash.

Now the paper’s editorial board has issued a groveling apology  which said: ‘In hindsight, the cartoon depicting an oversized Israeli military boot stepping on Hamas terrorists hiding among civilians in response to the Oct. 7 attack should not have been published.”