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WaPo’s Ted Cruz cartoon brouhaha invades Hillary’s village

Written By | Dec 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2015—The backlash against Ann Telnaes’ feeble and now 86’d attempt at political humor—that notoriously racist online cartoon depicting Ted Cruz’ two young daughters as trained monkeys—continues today. It demonstrates once again the abiding distaste of a growing number of Americans for this country’s so-called “independent” news media.

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Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds has frequently labeled the MSM as “Democrat operatives with bylines.” Telnaes’ cartoon for the WaPo merely confirmed anew what Reynolds and other rational people already knew about this wealthy subclass of SJWs (Social Justice Warriors). They love to preach multiculturalism while practicing quite the opposite when it suits them as well as the socialist party their propaganda efforts support.

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In the latest twist on Telnaes’ scurrilous effort, at least some Twitter wags are suggesting a more fair and balanced approach to editorial caricatures of politicians in the coming months:

Tweet number two builds on earlier Hillary imagery, recasting it in the image and likeness of the now-banned anti-Cruz cartoon.

We don’t imagine this counterattack will have any affect whatsoever on members of the MSM. But it’s heartwarming to see that real Americans are returning the holiday cheer in kind.

Full Hillary parody cartoon. (Artist unattributed)

Full Hillary parody cartoon (Artist unattributed)

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Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17