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ALL HAIL A NEW WORTHY, VOL. 183

And he shall be forever known as...The Backstop...

THE BACKSTOP SPEAKS:

This is what newspapers are in the business to do. We educate people, we inform them, we spark discussion. It is not only our profession, it is our obligation.

My letter to the editor:

The Inquirer claims they are in the business of educating people, informing them, sparking discussion.

Where were you when the Bush administration was manipulating intelligence and deceiving the world into supporting the invasion of Iraq?

Where were you when the first two prosecutors in the Abramoff scandal were removed from the case?

Where were you when two trillion dollars went "missing" from the Pentagon?

These should have been front page stories! The fact is, the scope of your coverage is woefully inadequate.

As far as the cartoons go, I guarantee you we will never see a cartoon image of Jesus brandishing an M-16 or using white phosphorus against civilians in Fallujah (spoofing people like General William Boykin), or one portraying the over 400-mile long wall being constructed by Israel in the same context as the Berlin Wall (which was four times smaller).

Those cartoons would inform and spark discussion as well. But we'll never see them printed in your "selectively satirical" publication. That would be offensive!

Sincerely, The Backstop

February 7, 2006 in New Worthies | Permalink

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