Media Vampires of Sodom
Having just unplugged my Comcast cable, I read the headline on the June 16 issue [“Who’ll Unplug Big Media?“] and said, “I will!”
Tain’t Funny McGee: Part Deux
I find Robert Grossman’s June 16 “Comix Nation” disgusting, obnoxious, repellent, repugnant, useless worthless nonsense and–back to the beginning of the alphabet–CRAP!
HARRIETT F. GOODMAN
North Hollywood, Calif.
Harsh criticism is an inevitable accompaniment to partisan politics, so it’s not shocking that The Nation has tossed rhetorical brickbats Hillary Clinton’s way while covering Barack Obama with big, wet editorial kisses. This is, after all, a journal of opinion. But your odious cartoon goes far beyond advocacy deep into the realm of hateful, paranoia-fueled extremism. This thirty-year subscriber has had enough and canceled his subscription.
New York City
I didn’t find the cartoon funny; in fact, I found it kind of slanderous. Since The Nation endorsed Obama in the primaries, a cartoon that would otherwise look merely sophomoric, unhumorous and just the view of one person looks more like an editorial. It doesn’t make my job–persuading Hillary supporters we should all come together–any easier.
New York City
Hillary brought up the RFK assassination more than once, which was widely noticed and commented on. Without that there would have been no cartoon.
Obama Is Us
In her June 16 column Patricia J. Williams quotes GOP strategist Roger Stone saying in The New Yorker, “Are you black? Are you Hispanic? Are you gay? [If not,] then why the fuck are you a Democrat? You should be with us.” Stooping to Stone’s level, I’d respond: “Are you black? Are you Hispanic? Are you gay? Are you a woman? Are you poor? Are you middle class? Do you care about other people? the environment? Then why the fuck are you a Republican? You should be with us.” Barack Obama represents the closest thing we’ve had to “us” in a long time in a presidential candidate. Let’s make sure “they” (the corporate elite and the warmongers) don’t get their hands on our White House again.