To The Daily Sun,
It's been noted the political cartoons printed in The Daily Sun slant heavily toward an anti-Trump message. There is no doubt in the accuracy of that observation. The media has tilted liberal since Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press. It is also just as true, a small town newspaper like The Daily Sun can't become a left wing mouth piece. That would risk alienating 50 percent of its readership. Those people would likely be quite turned off when they expect objective reporting, not political spin of every news event, local and national.
The first objective of every business owner, including The Daily Sun is to MAKE A PROFIT. That primary interest IS NOT best served by being seen as a political arm for either the left or right. Excessive politicking toward red or blue will be kept in check in good part by the profit motive although nuances of the owner's political leanings can often by seen in subtle ways by what they do. More importantly what they don’t do.
Lets be honest. The Sun responded to the lopsided supply of political cartoons the way any politician would. They covered their butt. The Sun could refuse to print any cartoons if it had sufficient, contrary feelings or beliefs to do so. The same way it audits and edits letters to the editor to its editorial satisfaction. Business owners almost always have options to use if they see their best interests at risk. I AM NOT recommending they do that. I enjoy the laughs! Lampooning Trump is very appropriate for these times. Here's a political secret: Simply being Trump hate-mongers him will not win Democrats the White House back! Just as it didn't for them last year. They need solutions. They have NONE. Their time and efforts are consumed 24/7 spreading Trump hate.
Throughout history, various people have become targets for political satire for what seems like long periods of time. Trump is the main entrée on the menu for the moment. He offers an endless supply of fertile ground for cartoonists. Those cartoons should make you laugh, no matter your conservative credentials. Trump is as far from the intellectual and orator Barack Obama was as any one could be. But LET'S ALL REMEMBER where GREAT ORATION and a HARVARD RESUME ended. A hollowed-out middle class, richer rich, poorer poor, while it created the slowest economy in 65 years.
The built-in media tilt prevented a cartoon for that. It wouldn't have fit the crime any way. That level of incredible, failure requires a 30 FOOT, New Hampshire granite monument, chiseled to memorialize it. Something with "big ears" that never stops yapping promises from a built in speaker — your life will be made better — your life will be made better — your life will be made better — your life will be made better.
Trump may indeed fail, as the cartoons portend, but it's doubtful he can leave the average, middle class American, and the poor any worse off than Obama did. The suggested resting place for this grand statue? Bernadette Loesh's front yard. Lest she never forget her idols failed legacy to us all. I understand she wants more statues made, so let's give her one.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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