Can you imagine the outrage and endless news coverage if a conservative cartoonist was to do this to Obama’s kids?
Washington Post editors bowed to public outrage and issued a retraction after political cartoonist Ann Telnaes published a disgusting attack on Ted Cruz, depicting his young daughters as trained monkeys.
She wrote that despite an “unspoken rule” making a politician’s children off-limits, “when a politician uses his children as political props, as Ted Cruz did in his Christmas parody video,” she added, “then I figure they are fair game.” (Bizpac Review)
Here was Ted Cruz’s reaction:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 22, 2015
Even Marco Rubio defended his rival:
Wash Post cartoon featuring @tedcruz’s children is disgusting. The Post saying the kids are “fair game” is even worse.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 23, 2015
Here was the cartoonists original Tweet, followed by reactions to it:
— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) December 23, 2015
— susan price (@sbprice) December 23, 2015
@AnnTelnaes lol this is priceless. A wise person in a hole stops digging.
— Amber (@AmberBinGA) December 23, 2015
— Tamara (@BookOfTamara) December 23, 2015