Oct 22, 2012

Cartoon of the Week

Adam Zyglis, 10/20/12:
This is one of Editorial Explanations' rare "attaboy!" moments, the times when we point out that a cartoonist has done something quite clever and incisive.

There have been a lot of cartoons, and a lot of other commentary, about the attacks on the Libyan embassy, about the confused and contradictory State Department responses, and about Republican attempts to capitalize on that confusion and contradiction.

But Zyglis boils it down to one stark image: Obama has a weak spot, but Romney can't manage to aim his arrow correctly at it.

This is what an editorial cartoon should be: not a campaign slogan for either side, but a clear-eyed view of what's really happening, presented visually.

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