Monday, May 04, 2015

Welcome To (Moral) Bankruptcy Court

The cartoonist-in-residence of this blog, Tom Tomorrow, reviews the public discourse about the recent killing of Freddie Gray while Gray was in police custody. Not until this 'toon appeared, did the blogger learn that — in addition to a severed spinal cord — Gray suffered a crushed larynx. The Baltimore police union would have the public believe that Gray's injuries were self-inflicted. Small wonder that Baltimore experienced the fire this time. And, of course, the 'toon concludes with the Action McNews team of Wanda and Biff spinning the usual bull$hit. "First, these messages...." If this is a (fair & balanced) illustration of moral bankruptcy, so be it.

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Helpful Responses To Baltimore
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political blog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Even more recently, Dan Perkins was a runner-up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.]

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