Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Oh yeah, one more thing . . .

How many times have I heard people say, "They're only cartoons"? Well, former Boston Globe editor H.D.S. Greenway says that cartoons generate the biggest upset.
It was always the political cartoon that got me into the most trouble. One could thunder away in the editorials, but the power of the political cartoon invariably overshadowed whatever the paper's position might be. Often, the cartoon got more reaction from irony-challenged readers who would be outraged about whatever, or whomever, we had poked political fun at that day. I used to envy my counterpart at The New York Times because that newspaper doesn't run political cartoons.