|Apparently the original was animated.|
The Washington Post removed an editorial cartoon from its website late Tuesday that depicted Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s young daughters as trained monkeys.
As of midnight Wednesday, the webpage where the cartoon by Ann Telnaes had been shown was replaced by a note from the Post’s editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt.
“It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it,” Hiatt wrote. “I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.”
The cartoon of course was in response to this ad by Cruz campaign.
As a rule of course children are off limits, unless like Palin's children they also pimp themselves out to make money off of their name.
However in this case it seems that Cruz dragged his children out onto the front line, and essentially that means they could now get hit by errant pieces of political shrapnel.
But of course the worst part of all of this is that it allowed Cruz to play the victim.
So I think for that reason alone this was a bad call for the Washington Post cartoonist.Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me--Caroline & Catherine are out of your league. https://t.co/N61ys6z8w1— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 22, 2015
Is anybody else having a Palin flashback here?