This is the Old Media I Remember

With the exception of one panel in this series of cartoons, you can see the media bringing forth the same bigoted stereotypes of gun owners, along with a complete lack of willingness to seriously discuss a complex topic. This is what we have come to love the media for. As a blogger, this makes me happy, since it just drives more people to alternative and new media.

6 Responses to “This is the Old Media I Remember”

  1. Drifter says:

    I notice it’s in the entertainment section which makes the artist an entertainer. Court jesters were entertainers, but you didn’t see the king asking their opinion on matters of state.

  2. Maria says:

    Well, serious discussion of complex topics is not what editorial cartoonists do. Rare is the one panel cartoonist who can distill a political or social event without completely oversimplifying, politically fringing it, or making light of it.

    That said, I do think the mockingbird panel, along with the mother hugging her son, is also apt and poignantly elevates the discussion above the knee jerk reaction of ‘gun owners/gun law = evil racist assholes’ of the other panels.

  3. John A says:

    Meanwhile, in mid-February the City of Chicago reported one toddler death for each od the preceding four months caused by being under a falling TV set. Where is the outrage about having [legal] TVs in the home?

  4. Gerald says:

    It’s very telling that the cartoonists all portray the shooters as white men (even Klansmen), yet Zimmerman is bi-racial.

    Don’t tell me there isn’t an agenda behind that.

  5. Weer'd Beard says:

    Not to mention Racist. Notice that all the exposed “Gunnies” are white bubbas….the rest are under klan hoods.

    No mention that if Zimmerman had been shot dead in the same scenario his own brown skin would be given by these asshole who want another Rodney King riot.

  6. Bryan S. says:

    Agenda? No! It cant be that it is an election year and a bi-racial president is up for re-election!