Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Politics, as usual: Toronto Star columnist Antonia Zerbisias looks at how cartoonists like Aaron McGruder, Dan Perkins, Gary Trudeau and, yes, Ted Rall have been targets of political backlash:

"Some U.S. papers yanked the strip — which wouldn't be the first time for Doonesbury — supposedly because, when he discovers his leg is gone, B.D. yells 'Son of a bitch!'

"I say 'supposedly' because, judging from the reaction of Fox News windbag Bill O'Reilly, the cartoon was offensive not only because of its penny-ante profanity but because of its — what else? — politics."