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March 11, 2010


Philadelphia: All (The Indigant Reactions To A) News (Cartoon) Is Local

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If you ever wondered why even the medium-sized paper editorial cartoon contributors might sometimes seem to prefer broader, national commentary, check out the heat heaved Tony Auth's way for a pretty standard "sleeping on the job" cartoon aimed at South Philly High principal LaGreta Brown. The odd thing is that the responses from her defenders and political supporters feel the need to point out that Brown isn't actually physically sleeping on the job, which is one of those things where you go, "Nobody seeing Tony Auth's cartoon will think that" before you go, "Okay, maybe they will, but still!" and then you finally go, "Point to the critics." I guess it's a step up from Turkey, where the Prime Minister seems to believe he's actually being described as a half-animal.
 
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