The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week SIX! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Some people were clicking the link and then accidentally voting on the first thing that popped up. Unfortunately no way to direct link to my cartoon. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Saturday.
Today’s editorial cartoon was inspired by an article in the New York Times, that said that in exchange for access to the candidates or their campaign advisors, the media/reporters must provide any on the record quotes to the campaigns to censor or redact. So essentially if I am a reporter for the Times, in order to be able to talk on the record with either candidates advisors, I have to agree to send them the quotes I want to use in my story and allow them to agree to them, remove them completely or just remove certain words. Any reporter that fails to do so is left out in the cold when it comes to top level meetings including those with the candidates.
WHAT?? Ridiculous. At the point that an entity can determine the course of a story it is no longer reporting, it is PR!!! Shame on any media outlet who agrees to abide by these rules.
Normally I would post this cartoon as a regularly scheduled update. But since I am in the middle of the editorial cartoon contest, I didn’t think it would fit in. But sharing it with you anyway given the timing of the latest Batman movie coming out “The Dark Knight Rises” Of course I had to go there with the title – Erectile Dysfunction.