Letter to the editor: Cartoons need to focus on issues

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    Is there no one else at The Skiff who can draw? I have yet to see an editorial cartoon from Lana Blocker that was anything but a blatantly personal attack on Sen. Obama. Where are the editorial cartoons slinging arrows at Sen. McCain?

    I appreciate editorial cartoons and political commentary, but today’s cartoon plays loose and fast with the line between genuine criticism and purely fictional fear-mongering. The best editorial cartoonists lampoon the idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies of all sides of an issue without resorting to half-truths and mischaracterizations. Ms. Blocker has jumped right past that into purely personal attacks against Sen. Obama.

    The Skiff ran an editorial yesterday by a writer asking the electorate and the media to focus on the issues – might I recommend he have that conversation with his colleague writing editorial cartoons for The Skiff?

    Pete Wann is a TCU Apple server administrator from Fort Worth.