The above is just the opening paragraph of a great speech that Michael Ramirez gave last month out in California. I'm going to link you to the speech (in print and video) but forewarn you that it is lengthy. You may want to to read (skim) the copy instead of watching the video - but it's your choice.
Either way, it shows the thinking of one of today's greatest American Editorial cartoonists... one that I have copied and pasted in this Blog on many occasions. He tells why he does some controversial topics, and why he skips others, like Johnny Cochran's death, and the ill fated Challenger explosion.
He also points out the difference between the News pages and the Opinion pages. Finally, he points out the Orwellian modern speak phrases with entirely reversed meanings... I'll let you read them for yourself if you care to, just click here for the article and the video.
Meanwhile, my admiration for Michael Ramirez just seems to grow ........