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Sound Off: Why are all of your political cartoons anti-Republican?

The Journal-World strives to present an editorial page package that includes columns and cartoons from across the political spectrum. While it’s hard to provide a perfect philosophical balance and space limitations would make it difficult to use two cartoons each day, we are glad to hear your perspective and will take it into consideration. The reality is that even the most conservative columnists and cartoonists are poking fun at Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich right now.


Tim Quest 6 years, 2 months ago

Hey, thanks for chiming in, crazy people!

Kookamooka 6 years, 2 months ago

Because Republicans are so funny?

Seriously, aren't the Simmons family that own the publication Republican? That the cartoons would sway toward the liberal spectrum seems unlikely.

Nikki May 6 years, 2 months ago

The thing is, comedians and in this case cartoonists will make fun of whoever is available. Right now with all the Republican activities (caucuses and primaries, etc) that's who is in the news more.

LogicMan 6 years, 2 months ago

The pot needs stirring.

Because those who can't do become artists, of course.

Neomarxist123 6 years, 2 months ago

The Correct Answer:

The LJWorld staff (like most news agencies) leans left.

Witness the weekly anti-Brownback stories. Did they ever give Sebelius's administration this much scrutiny?

In fairness, there is no "unbiased media" anywhere. They all have leanings. In a left-leaning town, it makes sense that the paper leans left.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 2 months ago

"In a left-leaning town, it makes sense that the paper leans left."

Indeed, that would make sense. But it doesn't.

Hooligan_016 6 years, 2 months ago

At least the LJWorld does a hell of a job covering state legislature activities. They will report daily activity while other papers (I'm looking at you Wichita Eagle) either wait a week later or don't report at all.

Don Whiteley 6 years, 2 months ago

Funny, I never saw a single anti-Sebelius political cartoon in the LJW, even though there were plenty out there, and plenty about her to make fun of.

gudpoynt 6 years, 2 months ago

Maybe Sebelius just did a much better job of protecting herself by:

1) not publicly calling on Jesus to help stop the health care law.

2) not drastically reducing funding to public education, while at the same time championing tax breaks for business, and touting a budget surplus.

3) not making Kansas a laughingstock once again by being the first state in the nation to do away with state sponsorship of the arts.

4) not Hiring an out of state hatchetman to make drastic, and unpopular changes to SRS, only to have said hatchetman resign after 1 year of service, and subsequently reverse highly unpopular changes due to public outcry.

5) not hiring a new IT Chief for the state, only to have him resign after less than a week on the job after public disclosure of dubious credentials that were obviously either not researched appropriately, or not considered.

... and so on.

BigAl 6 years, 2 months ago

Do you ever notice that Goldberg and Hannity never "tear into the problem of the right-wing media bias and their BS" as perpetuated by Fox News and the talking heads on talk-radio? There is bias everywhere and Fox News is as equally biased as MSNBC.

When Fox News points out their perceived "bias", they never, ever include right wing bias. That alone should tell you all you need to know.

BigAl 6 years, 2 months ago

I did see that episode. And even then, they gave this way too much air time. Very much like the uproar over Clint Eastwood. Leave it to Fox News with Karl Rove and friends to blow this way out of proportion. And Eastwood is a republican. Go figure.

But still, this episode you are talking about doesn't address the fact that Fox never points out the bias on the right.

Alex Parker 6 years, 2 months ago

I can assure you individuals' political views are not discussed during the hiring process, nor during the day-to-day process of reporting the news.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 2 months ago

Why are the political cartoons anti-republican? If I were a pro & somebody kept pitching softballs, I'd hit 'em out of the park, too.

Mike Ford 6 years, 2 months ago

faux news.......objectivity........water in the desert.......if the shoe fits.....cartoons are necessary....see the pattern....

jafs 6 years, 2 months ago

Come on.

Fox lies and misrepresentations have been well documented, as well as the fact that Fox viewers are much more likely to be misinformed.

jafs 6 years, 2 months ago

Do you really need me to do the research for you?

Just google Fox lies, and you'll find a lot of sites to look at.

There's also a very interesting study done on how Fox manipulates their viewers - if you watch Fox, you should really read that.

Eric Neuteboom 6 years, 2 months ago

I'd sure like to think that most people use their head to make their decisions, instead of letting the idiot box fill it for them.

chootspa 6 years, 2 months ago

Funny story. I used to watch Fox for local news until it was obvious that they weren't telling me the truth. I'd listen to the news on the radio on my drive home from work, and when I clicked on the TV news that night, it was obvious how they were leaving out items and framing things in order to show the most pro-Bush propaganda they could muster. I figured if they were dishonest about national politics, I couldn't count on them to tell me the truth about regional issues, either.

I didn't find the Internet outcry on their bias until I'd already observed and drawn that conclusion for myself.

Liberty275 6 years, 2 months ago

Speaking of cartoons... Be very careful, Elmer Fud is is going to oppress you.

Michael Rowland 6 years, 2 months ago

I thought it was because anti-Democrats have no sense of humor they are aware of.

christy kennedy 6 years, 2 months ago

That's absurd. Many cartoonists and news analysts have criticized Obama, and color has nothing to do with it (though racist humor, by definition, is criticism without content). If you recall, many Progressives aren't at all happy with some of what Obama's done and they've been very vocal about it. As for cartoons and comedians? They pick on hypocrites and stupidity and the current GOP candidates are just making really easy.

ignatius_j_reilly 6 years, 2 months ago

Fretster, nice reply. It sure was factual too. What are your facts that refute his statement?

jonas_opines 6 years, 2 months ago

His facts, rather. I just didn't see many. Or any.

newmedia 6 years, 2 months ago

We are talking about Larrytown aren't we? Question answered...

kernal 6 years, 2 months ago

Could be the person who submitted this question has just recently began reading political cartoons or doesn't get pundits.

Kirk Larson 6 years, 2 months ago

For one thing, conservatives just aren't funny. The best they can do is be mean. Look at Dennis Miller; he hasn't been funny since 9/11 when he became a scared little girl. Now he's just mean, but of course Bill O'Riley laughs at his schtick.

Liberty275 6 years, 2 months ago

Cartoons are for kids and most liberals have the intellectual prowess of children. It's a natural fit.

BigAl 6 years, 2 months ago

Yes Liberty and that is why the majority of college campus professors are made up of liberals. I'm not sure how that fits in with your assumption.

Liberty275 6 years, 2 months ago

Most college professors are dumb as rocks. Very few have the common sense to do such menial tasks as wiring a light switch, change their oil or drive a skid loader.

You value parroting books more highly than problem solving. Reciting words is for kids.. and liberals.

Jan Rolls 6 years, 2 months ago

Because they are a joke. Anyone want to sign up to live on the moon? Maybe you can join the group that doesn't care about the poor.

ignatius_j_reilly 6 years, 2 months ago

It shouldn't be liberals vs. conservatives. It ought to be normal Americans, willing to work on issues collaboratively vs. the idiots who treat politics like warfare, and make comments like those up and down this thread.

There is some bias within us all -- some all liberal, some all conservative, some in between. At least editorialists and readers of editorials can admit their biases. The LJWorld does indeed play Brownback hard -- speaking as a conservative, I'll say he deserves it. They didn't seem to treat Sebelius the same way, I'll admit, but maybe that's for a reason.

Many editorials here, written by owner Dolph Simons, are extremely conservative. This publication syndicates George Will. The LJWorld offers perspective from both sides, consistently. "Sounding off" about how the LJWorld is biased only highlights the bias of those writing in.

tomatogrower 6 years, 2 months ago

+1 They also didn't do a daily statehouse report back then, so that's maybe why Brownback gets more coverage. Those of you upset over this should explain why you support what he has done, instead of trying to stop the reporting. Defend him, but don't tell us we don't have the right to know what is happening.

Also the political cartoons are on the editorial page. For those who don't understand this, then it's on the opinion page. Opinion is the key word here.

Liberty275 6 years, 2 months ago

I'd rather fight like an idiot for freedom than acquiesce to rulers and puke talking points like all you normal folks.

+1 warfare.

Mike Ford 6 years, 2 months ago

math.....I watch faux for comedy....I love how the commentators speak such lunacy and people like you eat it up. I watch faux for the news that upsets conservatives exclusively and report it in such a way leaving out important facts and including the red meat that conservatives live for. You know.... why report facts....just use emotion based reporting. My favorite is when they report a missing caucasian child. Like no other child matters. Or they always claim that judges in federal appeals court are liberal leaning using innuendo tone instead of facts because people like you have your own set of facts...... right????

booyalab 6 years, 2 months ago

Who needs political cartoons? For absurd caricatures and an over-abundance of labels, look no further than the comment section.

pavlovs_dog 6 years, 2 months ago

Now that money is speech those of you with less than $50,000 in pocket change please shut up

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 2 months ago

Save up all those anti-republican cartoons and after President Obama is re-elected, you can send them to whoever runs against him so he can see how really silly and stupid he looked to most of the voters.

lunacydetector 6 years, 2 months ago

if there isn't enough space in the print form, why did the paper run 4 photos of frost?

beatrice 6 years, 2 months ago

Sound off: Why the ^&% are so many conservatives so @+$ing sensitive and why do they constantly play the victim card?

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