As of Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Political cartoons missing the mark
On Jan. 14, the Daily Post printed Robert J. Doty Jr.'s letter on the perspective page. In his letter Mr. Doty makes the point that "Political cartoons are supposed to be humorous and display a grain of truth in its presentation."
I happen to agree with Mr. Doty. Unfortunately the cartoon of Jan. 12 that he references was not the first cartoon published that, as he notes, "contained neither." How ironic that one article above Mr. Doty's letter is a political cartoon -- "Romney's America" -- which is more biased and not humorous at all. In fact it can be considered mean and cruel.
I can't decide whether the Daily Post doesn't listen, doesn't care, or has a specific political agenda. I hope that the paper realizes that it provides a service and that its subscribers can, in the words of Mitt Romney, "If someone doesn't give me a good service that I need, I want to say I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me." Or, in the words of Donald Trump, they can say, "You're fired."
-- Robert Pietruszka, Lilburn