Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

The Tsongas Cartoon

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

The Tsongas Cartoon

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I assume that cartoonist Jeff Danziger meant it to be humorous, but the cartoon "The Tsongas Pronunciation Guide (a random tsample)," March 5, strikes me as insensitive. Score one black mark for my favorite cartoonist. A. E. Peters, Albion, Mich.

It is unconscionable to caricature the candidate on a physical idiosyncrasy. Mr. Danziger had better address the issues. David Bowman, Williamstown, Mass.

I have long been a fan of Danziger's political cartoons, and, I might add, a defender of some of them to others who have at times thought them inappropriate. But I must protest this cartoon. A cartoon that plays upon prejudices and appears to have no purpose other than to ridicule an individual is unworthy of your publication. Cynthia R. Love, Princeton, N.J.

I saw no redeeming value in Danziger's comments on Paul Tsongas. None of our candidates are unflawed. However, I would prefer that your paper call attention to political, economic, and moral problems, not a physical incapacity. …

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