Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Malicious cartoon distorts history
First Published Jul 22 2014 08:21 am • Last Updated Jul 22 2014 08:21 am

According to the Oxford Dictionary (and other sources) a cartoon is a humorous drawing, showing the features of its subject in a humorously exaggerated way; the emphasis being on humorous.

The Salt Lake Tribune cartoonists need to be reminded of the humorous nature of their art. Almost every day I cringe when I see the malice and political intent behind the so-called cartoons published in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

This Sunday’s edition on the Opinion page took the prize, trying to "educate" the readers about the history of Gaza. Not only were this drawing and the accompanying story historically incorrect, it was counting on readers’ emotional reaction. The cartoonist must think we are all stupid enough not to see through its malicious intent.

I understand that we don’t all have to like the rest of the world. However, in this case, when dislike is expressed through distortion of history and reality, it is no different than the racial cartoons published through Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda, and we all know the tragedy that followed.

Swantje Knye

Park City

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.