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Pot Shots

Cagle has a round-up of Michael Phelps pot cartoons titled "Phelps likes Pot."

Of the eleven cartoons featured, not one criticizes the media's obsession with celebrities, defends Phelps against prudish moralizing or says a word about our insane war on drugs. It's just gags about pot.

A "scandal" occurs and cartoonists put it through their gag cartoon processor without so much as bothering to add any commentary to the issue. Like Pavlov's Dogs, the media rings a bell and cartoonists mindlessly salivate.

Even the innocuous gag cartoons in the pages of The New Yorker feature comments and observations about life, business, culture and politics. These...they do nothing. What a complete and utter failure of a profession founded on satire.
02.09.2009 |



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