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People are fed up, I believe, with government bail-outs and as taxpayers are reeling from the recent Wall Street Bailout, Obama's poll numbers have declined as people begin to feel that taxpayers will again foot the bill for the BP oil spill cleanup.
My cartoon shows Obama trying to tread water, first of all, all the while holding up his accomplishments for the world to see. He struggles to even keep his head above water and as he begin to reach people with these accomplishments, a huge tidal wave of an oil slick is bearing down upon him. This symbolizes the fact that the oil spill has tarnished his accomplishments and overshadowed much of the positive that he has worked so hard (treading water against the political currents) to make people aware of. The person in this cartoon is real and the artist's cartoon inspired me to create a response….

Political cartoon recently released by Barsdale depicts a news anchor relaying a news story. The anchor is in front of a green screen and is wearing a pinstripe suit. The news anchor has a picture to the right of him of the state of Idaho turned onto its side. The news anchor is reporting that lawmakers banned the state of Idaho because it looks like a gun when placed on its side.
This cartoon is clearly a prime example of exaggeration to make a point. Being privy to current events, this political cartoon is poking fun at the current legal trend that public schools are taking in expelling young children for any actions that remotely refer to or make inferences about guns. In the most recent actual news story, a kindergarten child was expelled from school for biting his sandwich into the shape of a gun. This cartoon takes the actions….

Only a few can see and hear everything that he had said, only a few citizen attends the debate and usually only selected citizens were invited to listen to him. So he thought of political cartoon where he can post his political platform and political agenda. He knew that through this cartoons every American citizen will have a knowledge of who he is, what he wants, and his plans for the country of United States. Even those people in the different states will know who this person is. And another reason is that since the United States is so big, he cannot go to every state in just a short period of time so if he do the cartoon ads, people all over the country will get a grasp of him. ased on Smith, A. (2004):
The language of political pamphlets and cartoons has always been the raw material with….

Cartoon Analysis
An Analysis of Tom Toles' Gay ights Cartoon

Tom Toles' most recent cartoon for the Washington Post shows a wedding cake with -- instead of the traditional bride and groom figurines -- a groom and a groom, smiling and holding hands. One of the figurines is playing on the Sinatra tune, "New York, New York," saying, "If we can make it here…" suggesting that gay marriage can make it anywhere. This paper will analyze the strength of Tom Toles' 2011 political cartoon commenting on New York's recent legalization of gay marriage, and show how Toles makes a good and subtle argument for the big impact that we can expect from New York's decision: gay marriage may soon be legal everywhere.

The cartoon is simple enough: the wedding cake is labeled "NY Gay Marriage," the groom and groom holding hands are in tuxedoes, and beside them at their feet is hiking gear:….

Cartoon Analysis
Political Cartoon on Obamacare

A political cartoon is a type of drawing that utilizes imagery and text to present comments, opinions or criticisms on a contemporary national or social issue, individual or event. In most cases, these drawings provide important information that is presented in a visual and memorable manner. Generally, cartoonists use various techniques to portray their messages including caption, symbols, and caricature. However, an individual needs to examine the pictorial components of the cartoon i.e. imagery and text in order to understand its message. An example of a political cartoon that has been utilized to present opinion on a national issue is the cartoon by Scott Stantis on Obamacare. Scott Stantis uses imagery, text, and irony to show how Obamacare health policy is failing through contradictory court decisions.

Context of the Stantis' Cartoon

One of the national issues that have become increasingly controversial in the United States in healthcare….

An Analysis of a Political Cartoon in the Washington Post In the political cartoon depicted in Figure 1 below, Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, uses a religiously inspired triptych design to show a sexual abuse victim, the predatory clergy member perpetrating the offense and the blind eye being turned toward the affair in a sequential fashion to emphasize the ongoing controversy rocking the Catholic Church. The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of the techniques used, points made, and what lessons can be learned from this cartoon. In addition, a discussion concerning the use of colors and their meaning as well as the ironic language used is followed by a summary of the analysis in the conclusion.
Fig 1. Political Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson August 20, 2018
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/Zr8U9ZErYxEP_MFzKtIiEptxNR4=/ 1024x0/arc-
Review and Analysis
In the political cartoon depicted in Figure 1 above, Wilkinson uses a triptych (a work of….


The backing of the warrant includes the drawing of different parachutes. If the artist only drew one parachute then the reader would infer that the stimulus package is monolithic. Instead, the artist portrays the stimulus package as being multifaceted and potentially saving jobs in multiple business sectors. The fear on the skydiver's face and the cry of "Faster! Faster!" are used to back the claim that Americans may be worried for nothing.

Possible rebuttals to the cartoon include the following. First, a reader might note that many of the parachutes appear not to be working or have yet to be deployed. Second, the artist does not show how close to the ground the jumper is. These two facts add doubt as to how effective and efficient the stimulus plan is. Opponents and critics of the existing stimulus plan are directly addressed and will also identify strongly with the skydiver..

Political Cartoon AnalysisA 2019 political cartoon by Ben Garrison depicts Joe Biden and his son Hunter holding bags of money while standing on a crater marked Ukraine. Interestingly, this cartoon was published well before the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022and yet Garrison seems to see already in 2019 what is in store for Ukraine under a Biden Administration. The caption at the bottom of the comic reads: hen the smoke clears. This paper will describe the techniques the cartoonist uses to communicate his message. Garrison uses imagery, symbolism, and irony to reveal the cartoons message about power, corruption, and cover.The cartoon creator uses the technique of exaggeration to make his point. In fact, political cartoonists often use exaggeration to make their point (Shaikh et al.). This is because exaggeration can be used to communicate a message more effectively than a literal depiction. For example, a cartoonist might depict a….

There was once a time when Greeks, for example, prided themselves over their national identity which was obviously based on the piece of land that Greeks occupied. However with the passage of time, this piece of land is losing its significance. Land is still important for other reasons but it is no longer the factor that sets one group of people apart from another. This is an interesting development and one that explains why geography is gradually becoming history.
Everywhere nation-states are dying and this death has contributed to rapid decline in the significance of geographical demarcations. We can blame the information age as well as globalization for this change. But according to civilization theories postulated by Huntington, this change is grounded in religious and cultural differences/similarities. West is now better known for its identity as westerns rather than as North Americans or Europeans. This is due to the fact….

cartoon in the Albuquerque Journal on September 15, 2009. The gist of the article revolves around choices in healthcare and who is responsible for those choices. In the first panel, and insurance salesman is talking with an average American asking, "Are you tired of having your health care decisions made by a big, unfeeling corporate bureaucracy?" In the next frame, his wife asks, "ho was that?" -- The husband, holding a brochure entitled Obama Care, responds, "Somebody from a huge, unfeeling government bureaucracy, offering to make our health care decisions."
This is clearly focused on the healthcare debate and the fact that American is under pressure from all sides in its healthcare conundrum. e know that at least twenty percent of America's population has either no insurance or is underinsured -- and that this is the highest percentage in the developed world. This is particularly alarming noting that more money….

Still another depicts him with a black patch over his eyes and he is carrying a machete. The fact that the cartoons mock the prophet is part of the reason for the anger in the Muslim world; but moreover, many Muslims despise estern values, estern politicians and the est in general (partly because of the est's support of Israel), and so Muslims are outraged that estern journalists would publish these cartoons. The angry Muslims believe estern values have crept into their culture already, and they resent it (Arab politician wearing estern-style suits and ties, for example). Now with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the est's support of the U.S., add derogatory cartoons into the mix and an explosion of rage occurs; it is a clash of principles and values.
My personal opinion: I agree with journalist Reza Aslan, that the conflict isn't just about "secular democratic freedoms" versus "arcane….

Fake News and Bee
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Political satire has long been a standard method of political and social commentary. Jonathan Swift's essay "A Modest Proposal" is a prime example of how satire is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about critical social and political issues, but doing so in a relatively nonthreatening and accessible way. In the United States, political cartoons have long been the bastion of political satire. Howeve, r as allachy puts it, "American satire has changed a great deal since Benjamin Franklin's 'Join or Die' cartoon," (1). Technology is one reason why political satire in America has changed its approach. Both Jesse atters and Samantha Bee have traditional television shows on the one hand, but both also benefit from new media both to find fodder for their discussions but also to propagate their ideas. However, there are critical differences between these two political humor shows. The most glaring difference is that Bee offers….

Freedom of the Press and
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Authors Donald Lively and ussell Weaver describe Hustler Magazine as Falwell's "antagonist (p. 79)," no doubt representing for Falwell abuses of our Constitutional freedoms.
"In 1983, Hustler Magazine decided to parody Falwell using a Campari Liqueur advertisement. The actual Campari ads portrayed interviews with various celebrities about their 'first times.' Although the advertisement actually focused on the first time that the celebrities had sampled Campari, the ads portrayed the double entendre of the first time that the interviewees had engaged in sex. Hustler mimicked the Campari format and created a fictional interview with Falwell in which he stated that his 'first time' was during a drunken incestuous rendezvous with his mother in an outhouse (p. 79)."

The Oregon Commentator, May, 2007

There is probably no limit to the outrage that was felt by Falwell, and by his support base, both of which would have been offended, first, by using Falwell in any….

American president as a king would have been one of the greatest insults in the early 19th century, merely decades after the United States won its independence from the British crown. Andrew Jackson's policies and leadership style both reminded the American public of monarchic rule. Here, Jackson is depicted as a loathsome king who tramples on the American constitution and wants to veto any legislation Congress tries to pass. The veto power refers to Jackson's vetoing of several congressional bills including those related to the creation of federal banking systems. At the top of the cartoon, the words "Born to Command" underscore the comparison with Jackson and a dictatorial ruler. Interestingly, Jackson touted himself as being the "man of the people," not "King Andrew." One reason why Jackson did engage his veto power as often as he did was that he viewed his role as being to protect the….

Jackson Era the Years in
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uh.edu). He also made the electing process more democratic by having conventions where he had representatives from every state nominate a presidential candidate to represent their individual parties. This would provide a more accurate representation of who the people themselves saw as President.
Jackson also had great influence on the economic situation of that era. In order for Americans to start to buy more American goods, Jackson wanted to pass a tariff on all English goods. Although this meant that America would get more of their things sold and purchased, it also meant that Americans had to pay more for necessary goods that came from abroad (McGraw-Hill, p.338). This angered the South who owned property and were most affected by the rise in these tariffs. This was the beginning of the Nullification Act. This act was made as a compromise to steadily reduce the tariff placed throughout the years, but also….

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Transportation - Environmental Issues

Political Cartoon Analysis This Cartoon

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People are fed up, I believe, with government bail-outs and as taxpayers are reeling from the recent Wall Street Bailout, Obama's poll numbers have declined as people begin…

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Communication - Journalism

Political Cartoon Recently Released by Barsdale Depicts

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Political cartoon recently released by Barsdale depicts a news anchor relaying a news story. The anchor is in front of a green screen and is wearing a pinstripe suit.…

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American History

Political Cartoon Is an Illustration

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Only a few can see and hear everything that he had said, only a few citizen attends the debate and usually only selected citizens were invited to listen…

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Women's Issues - Sexuality

Critical Thinking Political Cartoon Analysis

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Cartoon Analysis An Analysis of Tom Toles' Gay ights Cartoon Tom Toles' most recent cartoon for the Washington Post shows a wedding cake with -- instead of the traditional bride and…

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Women's Issues - Sexuality

Analysis of Political Cartoon and Frankenstein

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Cartoon Analysis Political Cartoon on Obamacare A political cartoon is a type of drawing that utilizes imagery and text to present comments, opinions or criticisms on a contemporary national or…

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Religion - Christianity

How Political Cartoons Parodize the Church

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An Analysis of a Political Cartoon in the Washington Post In the political cartoon depicted in Figure 1 below, Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, uses a religiously…

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Art  (general)

Political Cartoon the Claim of

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The backing of the warrant includes the drawing of different parachutes. If the artist only drew one parachute then the reader would infer that the stimulus package is monolithic.…

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Government

Imagery in Ben Garrison's Political Cartoons

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Political Cartoon AnalysisA 2019 political cartoon by Ben Garrison depicts Joe Biden and his son Hunter holding bags of money while standing on a crater marked Ukraine. Interestingly, this…

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Mythology - Religion

Political Science the Concept of

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There was once a time when Greeks, for example, prided themselves over their national identity which was obviously based on the piece of land that Greeks occupied. However…

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Healthcare

Cartoon in the Albuquerque Journal on September

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cartoon in the Albuquerque Journal on September 15, 2009. The gist of the article revolves around choices in healthcare and who is responsible for those choices. In the…

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Mythology - Religion

Danish Cartoon Controversy the Danish

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Still another depicts him with a black patch over his eyes and he is carrying a machete. The fact that the cartoons mock the prophet is part of…

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Media

Fake News and Bee

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Political satire has long been a standard method of political and social commentary. Jonathan Swift's essay "A Modest Proposal" is a prime example of how satire is a powerful…

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Government

Freedom of the Press and

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Authors Donald Lively and ussell Weaver describe Hustler Magazine as Falwell's "antagonist (p. 79)," no doubt representing for Falwell abuses of our Constitutional freedoms. "In 1983, Hustler Magazine decided…

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Healthcare

American President as a King Would Have

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American president as a king would have been one of the greatest insults in the early 19th century, merely decades after the United States won its independence from…

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Government

Jackson Era the Years in

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uh.edu). He also made the electing process more democratic by having conventions where he had representatives from every state nominate a presidential candidate to represent their individual parties. This…

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