Monday, February 23, 2009

NY Times Censors Political Cartoon

Above: the original cartoon by Michel Kichna.

When the Times buys your cartoon, that doesn't mean the editors get to stick their finger in your cartoon pie, destroying its message.

Michel Kichna, drawing a cartoon commenting on the vote removing term limits so that current Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez may run for reelection in 2012, had all of the meaning Photoshopped out of his editorial cartoon.

Below: the Photoshopped version that ran in the New York Times:

Hat tip to Journalista!


David Baldinger said...

Why did they buy the cartoon if it didn't fit their views? I would be more than a little pissed. Run it or don't, that's their option, but altering it is stepping way over the line.

Anonymous said...

I think the un-photoshopped version definitely protrays the cartoon's meaning alot more. Hugo didn't make ANY attempt in hiding his hatred for the U.S.

Mike Green said...

Cartoon Censorship. Eeks.