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Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on September 27, 2013

Question(s)

1.  Which statement best describes the main idea of this cartoon?
a)  the newly elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is not as moderate as the media portrayed him to be when he was elected
b)  President Obama is allowing himself to be fooled by Iranian President Rouhani because he wants to establish diplomatic relations with Iran
c)  President Rouhani’s Farsi to English translator is extremely inaccurate
d)  Unlike his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a moderate reformer 

2.  Editorial cartoonists often use humor to make light of serious situations.  One of the types of humor they use is irony.  Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs.  Describe the irony in this cartoon.

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Cartoon by Jerry Holbert
























Answer(s)

1.  a)  the newly elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is not as moderate as the media portrayed him to be when he was elected

2.  The irony is that you would expect the President to condemn Rouhani and his attitude toward the United States, instead he says Rouhani is friendly.