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Mike Luckovich on political caricatures of Obama
Today on NPR, Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich joins Steven Hess, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, to discuss political caricatures of President Obama after a lady in Orange County photoshopped a picture of a Obama over the face of a family of monkeys.
For the backstory, check out this LA Times:
Marilyn Davenport might be a racist. Or a moron. Or just a dotty old lady with a warped sense of humor, and a scant understanding of history.
For whatever reason, Davenport didn’t seem to realize the potential for offense in a cartoon she circulated depicting President Obama as the offspring of chimpanzees. It was just a joke, shared among friends — many of them, like her, leaders of Orange County’s Republican Party.
Here’s the interview:
To see the photo in question, head over to OC Weekly who is following developments on this story.