May 24, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
4 Responses to “Train Wreck”
Spot on, Robert!
This cartoon exemplifies, for me, a real issue with journalism in general. It is well known by most economists that the train wreck of the economy began well before Obama took office. Yet, folks whom may not be interested in or have the time to be up to date on economics, this cartoon may be a form of instruction. The cartoon may represent the cartoonist’s observation of public opinion, but in fact it acts to do much more. Cartoons and journalism are instructive. In a democracy, the body of knowledge held by citizens is of critical importance. The fourth estate needs, in my view, to enlighten readers about the facts of an issue.
Additionally, Obama has done as much as congress will allow, and much in the same manner as Bush tried (but with more controls on the borrower’s to protect citizen’s money).
I like your graphics. Thank you for listening.
Spot on Virginia, spot on.
Virginia, you’re right that the “train Wreck” occurred before Obama took office, but that’s not really the point of the cartoon as I intended. Perhaps a better name for the cartoon would be “Distraction” since the gay marriage issue and the war on women issue are being used as distractions to the abysmal economy that Obama’s policies have done little to rectify in the past three and a half years. And the main stream media are obediently focusing on these distractions to- it seems to me - help the President.
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