Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression
W.W. Norton & Company, 2007 - Humor - 282 pages
One hundred political cartoons you wanted to see, but weren't allowed to: all were banned for being too hot to handle.
Think you live in a society with a free press? These celebrated cartoonists and illustrators found out otherwise. Whether blasting Bush for his "Bring 'em on!" speech, spanking pedophile priests, questioning capital punishment, debating the disputed 2000 election, or just mocking baseball mascots, they learned that newspapers and magazines increasingly play it safe by suppressing satire.
With censored cartoons, many unpublished, by the likes of Garry Trudeau, Doug Marlette, Paul Conrad, Mike Luckovich, Matt Davies, and Ted Rall (all Pulitzer Prize winners or finalists), as well as unearthed editorial illustrations by Norman Rockwell, Edward Sorel, Anita Kunz, Marshall Arisman, and Steve Brodner, you will find yourself surprised and often shocked by the images themselves -- and outraged by the fact that a fearful editor kept you from seeing them. Needed now more than ever because of a neutered press that's more lapdog than watchdog, Killed Cartoons will make you laugh, make you angry, and make you think.
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Review: Killed Cartoons: Casualties of the War on Free ExpressionUser Review - Kelly - Goodreads
Most of the political jokes were lost on me. The book was published in 2007, and the cartoons were all prior to 2007. That said, the introduction was still relevant, particularly as big name newspaper have cut photographers and really watered down opinions. Read full review
Review: Killed Cartoons: Casualties of the War on Free ExpressionUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
Fascinating discussion of many cartoons that have been rejected for many, many reasons. Interestingly, dispelling the myth of the "liberal media," nearly all of these (maybe every one of them) are progressive or liberal ideas killed to cow-tow to conservative ideals. Huh. Read full review