This is what qualifies as hard-hitting editorial cartooning at the Washington Post: Ann Telnaes redrawing [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ]’s children as monkeys.
That Tweet has since been deleted, of course: and now the Washington Post has yanked the editorial cartoon in question. Sans apology: because while Fred Hiatt is willing to admit that he didn’t do his job, he’s apparently not willing to admit that a Republican deserves an apology. And then there’s how CNN put all of this:
Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Ted Cruz’s daughters as monkey-like characters https://t.co/VWK5lggD25 pic.twitter.com/w4u9Zyv5GK
— CNN (@CNN) December 23, 2015
…as I noted on Twitter: no, the WaPo depicted the kids as actual monkeys. But, hey: it’s all right. Their dad’s a conservative Republican.