April 2, 2020

Regarding the Greenberg Tea Party Cartoon

Steve Greenberg is a political cartoonist. This week, he chose to lampoon the Tea Party with an editorial entitled “Tea-Hadist,” and we, The Jewish Journal, chose to print it.

The purpose of political cartoons is to comment on both deep and topical political and social issues via satire. Political correctness has about as much place in an editorial cartoons as a bacon-cheeseburger has in a kosher market.

As Jewish Journal Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman put it:

“Steve is a satirist. His point was that in pursuing their ideology, the Tea Party conservatives in the House are actually destroying government for others, as well as for the Republican Party, and ultimately their own movement.  It's a point many Republicans have made: John McCain, Peter King and many  others. (“>http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_legacy_of_9_11_hero_danny_lewin).The Center also has ties to the Web site that excoriated us for the Greenberg cartoon. The Jewish Journal happily embraces differing points of view ON THE SAME PAGE– whereas so many sites and media outlets these days are just a uni-dimensional, sterilized echo-chamber of like-mindedness.”

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