Washington Post runs Despicable Cartoon.

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manu

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#1
Hi! This sense of humor made me sick to my stomach!

Washington Post runs Despicable Cartoon.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/opinions/cartoonsandvideos/toles_main.html?name=Toles&date=01292006



I'm appalled that the Washington Post would actually run that cartoon depicting a wounded soldier in that context. They showed no decency or respect for the very soldiers who have been wounded ensuring their Freedom of the Press. Freedom of the Press surely comes with some responsibility. The responsibility not to ridicule or hurt our brave soldiers who have been wounded. As a veterans we are well aware of the hurt the WAPO has caused to our fellow veterans by publishing this cartoon. We should all agree with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the WAPO's "callous depiction" cannot go unanswered. I am taking steps to cancel my subscription to the Washington Post. I hope others do as well.
Those who do not have subscriptions, I urge you to contact Washington Post commercial sponsors (some noted on their web site such as Capital One and Vonage, etc) that the Post's depiction of our soldiers in this cartoon is unacceptable and that action must be taken to let them know about our disgust.
It is time for action in our Support for the Troops! O. P. Ditch
Col USAF (ret)
 

Caloosa

Well-Known Member
#2
Diesen Protestlärm erlebt man ja ähnlich nach einer Veröffentlichung einer Mohammed-Karrikatur in einer dänischen Tageszeitung nicht nur in Europa, sondern weltweit. Ich persönlich finde aber immer noch, dass Karikaturen Karikaturen sind, unter anderem auch zum Nachdenken anregen sollen und insofern meines Erachtens zur Pressefreiheit gehören und keinesfalls eine derartige Vorgehensweise, wie oben vorgeschlagen, rechtfertigen. Freie Meinungsäusserung halt...
 
M

manu

Guest
#4
PLEASE TRANSLATE YOUR earlier post into English for everyone! Thanks.

I can only say this is tasteless of the Washington Post BUT then again they are known to be very liberal
 

Caloosa

Well-Known Member
#5
I apologized already for using the German language and since I did not meet anybody so far in this forum who does not speak German I really do not think any translation should be necessary...

anyhow... I am just glad there are still some liberal newspapers and news stations in this country. Everybody should be entitled to his own opinion. And again - what is the consensus? We all should be more than happy to live in a country where our thoughts, opinions, words and ratings are not censored!!
 
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