Cartoons have a right-wing bias

As a long time subscriber to the Sequim Gazette, I greatly appreciate the role the newspaper plays in our community. However, lately, I’ve become increasingly disconcerted by Gazette staff choice of political cartoons.

As a long time subscriber to the Sequim Gazette, I greatly appreciate the role the newspaper plays in our community. However, lately, I’ve become increasingly disconcerted by Gazette staff choice of political cartoons.

They aren’t informative, thought-provoking or entertaining in any way. In fact, they indicate a bias reminiscent of the frequent letters you print from some of the right-wing nut jobs that reside in our community. (Too many of those only slight variations of previous letters by the same “writers.” So boring, bigoted, ignorant.)

Of late, trashing Obamacare has been a favorite cartoon topic. I honestly just can’t understand why. There are many more people in our community, state and nation that now have access to health care than previously. So why keep beating this very dead horse?

And the cartoon today (July 30) with yet another Obama bash. (One panel depicting Obama describing the etiology of wildfires with a second panel depicting a man in a burned out house.)

With the point, I guess, being that Obama likes to understand and deliberate before taking action and explain issues and situations to the public and not do anything on the ground? Excuse me, but I believe he played the crucial quite unpopular role in keeping our economy from falling into a full-blown depression.

That he’s unable to understand the situation of us common folk? Then why did he bet everything on getting Obamacare enacted so folks getting bankrupted by medical bills could have a chance to economically survive? So folks with pre-existing conditions could actually afford to get help with them? I could go on, but I think my point is made.

(As an aside, I don’t believe either President Obama or Obamacare are perfect.  It’s just way past time to set both these topics aside and move on.)

Frankly, I miss Tim Quinn’s cartoons. Most everything the Gazette has tried since has been rubbish. Why don’t you just access Quinn’s copious trove and rerun them? Make an arrangement with his estate. Please. They’d at least be entertaining instead of the disgusting trash you are currently disseminating. And they’d likely not be any more dated than the topics you continue to urp up ad nauseam.

Susan Molin

Sequim

 

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