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A cartoonist often uses humor to point out the absurd or ridiculous. What do you think is the point of Stayskal’s cartoon? Explain your answer.

a) He is making fun of people who overreact to news reports on cancer-causing studies.
b) He is making fun of the media for hyping news reports on cancer to the extent that people become unreasonably fearful.
c) Both a) and b)
d) Other – give your own opinion

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon posted with permission from the artist.


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