Public Opinion is formed in America in the disparate experiences of the masses that the major media then forms and congeals into an entity that can be measured and exploited via advertising.
The Editorial Cartoon, however, has always found its most purposeful purchase just outside that mainstream media venom line to pock and poke fun of falsely considered mainstream media values with sticks of truth and the bones of what is real.
One cannot escape the reality that this week’s Semiotic Scathing is
colored by three distinct matters: How the deaths at Virginia Tech and
the killing in Iraq are sadly similar; how NBC’s wrongful decision to air the murder’s rantings damages us all and, finally, how Guns in America frighten and distance us from each other.
VIRGINIA TECH Vs. IRAQ WAR
NBC’S WRONGFUL AIRING
GUNS IN AMERICA
Why do these Editorial Cartoons speak so strongly to us?
Do they convey the reality of our darkest fears?
Or do they confirm the truth of what we already know?