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December 27, 2015

AAEC Makes Statement Re: Ann Telnaes’ Cruz Cartoon


The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the evolving AAEC, did make a statement late last week about the controversy surrounding the Washington Post pulling an Ann Telnaes cartoon that used a depiction of Ted Cruz' children as organ-grinder monkeys to satirize Cruz's cynical deployment of the two kids as campaign props. The board there seems to agree with me that a weird element of this was the Post editors failing to defend a cartoon they had already published.

Alan Gardner has what must be close to a full accounting of editorial cartoonists that jumped to Telnaes' defense. This struck me as a pretty good group of cartoons; that may be because of the personal element. That's one of two solid efforts by Mr. Fish above.
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