So, am I just too sensitive or is the reference to “Cartoon Protestors” in many news headlines simply wrong? News editors can’t be oblivious to the silly nature of that phrase, which always brings to mind Yogi Bear and Fred Flintstone among an angry mob of fellow animations. I mean, this is a very serious issue, and yet that reference seems intended to emphasize how absurd these “cartoon protestors” are regarding their anger.
So what’s up with this? Is this really the best they could come up with, or is this an underhanded slam at folks they deem as being anti-free-speech? And if it is a slam, I wonder if it’s possible to get more professional news editors who don’t abuse their position of power in order to attack those they don’t like. But it’s not just the editors. It seems as if any semblance of objectivism flies out the window whenever a journalist-type becomes part of the story. Or am I just reading too much into this?