December 16, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off on
Wash. Post Year in Cartoons: Majority Ridicule Romney/Republicans
-By Warner Todd Huston
The Washington Post has its year in review of the best political cartoons of 2012 posted this week. A review of the 56 cartoons shows that a majority of them attack Mitt Romney, Republicans or conservatives while only a small sampling make fun of Obama, members of his administration, or liberal ideas.
Many of these political cartoons are quite good for what they are, of course, a skewering of a shibboleth, left, right, or cultural. But out of the 56 cartoons presented, the vast majority of them attack the right.
Out of 56 cartoons, 28 of them hit at the right. 9 attack Mitt Romney directly, 6 attack the GOP or other GOP candidates — such as Newt Gingrich — and an additional 13 attack conservatives or center right cultural ideas.
On the other side of the aisle, only 8 attack Obama or his administration directly, while a scant 4 hit on liberal ideas.
Some 15 others send up non-political or other cultural issues and events (such as Tim Teabow, the UN or the North Koreans).
Naturally, not one cartoon from excellent conservative cartoonist Michael Ramirez appears in the Washington Post collection.
In all 50% of the cartoons strike right of center while only 20 percent are send ups of the left.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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