Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ann Telnaes Joins Line of Cartoonists Who Like to Caricature Republicans as Monkeys

Ann Telnaes
Fifty-five year old political cartoonist Ann Telnaes is in the line of cartoonists who like to caricature Republicans as monkeys.

Among the first was a Richmond cartoonist (thought to be David Strother) who in 1863 published this cartoon of Abraham Lincoln.

Strother was a little classier than Telnaes as he pictured Lincoln himself as the monkey.

Modern cartoonist Telnaes slips lower in making the little five and seven year old daughters of Ted Cruz monkeys.

As far as I know no Civil War political cartoonist pictured Lincoln's children as monkeys--not even in the darkest days of the Confederacy. They had a dash of decency.


OregonGuy said...

On a happier note;

Merry Christmas, T.D.!

MAX Redline said...

Yes, the Post editor issued a lame excuse after pulling the cartoon, basically saying that he didn't know. The sun was in his eyes, and there were locusts.

Hope your Christmas has been great!

T. D. said...

Thanks, guys! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a Happy New Year full of blessings.

And, I agree, Max, that WaPo's editor was really lame. No apology, but at least he said he disagreed with it and took it down. And most of the reporting didn't even mention the offensive way in which the Cruz girls were targeted.