Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.
I thought Mr. Cagle was a liberal. I really hope that this is sarcasm, because otherwise the propaganda is getting to him…
Mr. Cagle, I'm sure you're much too busy to reply to me personally but WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING??? "Go Islam" is all-encompassing. The most DANGEROUS implication is President Obama is rooting for the terrorists. Was that your intent? The cartoon was published by the Farmington, NM, Daily Times yesterday. I went to their offices this afternoon and questioned the Editor about the wisdom of running it. He said, "That's the cartoonist's position, not mine or the paper's'." My counter: "I assume you had more than one cartoon to choose from. You chose to publish this one, so by extension, it's your position and the paper's as well." And depicting the President as a woman? Either you think of the President that way, or you can't draw a male cheerleader. If it's the latter, I'd be happy to send you a picture. What you’ve done is inflammatory sensationalism at its best. I hope you haven't inspired a Theo van Gogh reaction from the radical right. They often take images like yours seriously, and some even consider them a call to action. Mr. Cagle, you’re fortunate to have a journalistic “bully pulpit”. I trust you feel responsibility comes with success. If so, I hope you’ll take that responsibility to heart in the future.
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