Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Fired as Paper Shifts Right

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Fired as Paper Shifts Right
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/business/media/pittsburgh-cartoonist-...
PITTSBURGH — Rob Rogers joined The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a staff editorial cartoonist in 1993 and for years his cartoons have appeared in the newspaper roughly five days a week. But in late May, around Memorial Day, he said, they began disappearing.

In just over a week, Mr. Rogers said, six of them were killed, one after it had been placed on a page. The first of the killed cartoons, which Mr. Rogers posted to social media and on his website, depicted President Trump placing a wreath on a tombstone that read “Truth, Honor, Rule of Law.”

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On being labeled. http://www.toledoblade.com/Keith-Burris/2018/06/23/On-being-labeled.html

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

LOCAL Parent companies of WTVG, WTOL to merge http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2018/06/25/Parent-companies-of-WTVG-WTO...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Both the editorial and the article to which you link are fascinating reads.

If Mr. Burris were to be as open to all sides of the political spectrum as he claims, why did he fire a long time employee over political differences? And, why did he not publish political cartoons with which he did not agree? Is that Mr. Burris's idea of "Freedom of the Press?" If it looks like censorship, walks like censorship, reads like censorship...guess what?
Mr. Burris seems to be all too accommodating of our current POTUS, to the point of overlooking the real power the POTUS has to attack and discredit scientific evidence, squash opposition, and limit freedoms. To Mr. Burris, I warn, remember the words of Martin Niemoller!

The consolidation of media has become commonplace in 21st Century America. It is disturbing, to say the least, but with current feelings toward the media, few will speak in opposition, as long as the new conglomerate toes the right-wing party line!

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