Google car

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on June 6, 2014


1. An editorial cartoonist often uses humor to illustrate a news item. What recent news item is Jerry Holbert illustrating in this cartoon?
a) in a recent poll, consumers said they liked Apple maps better than Google maps
b) Google’s new self-driving car will only take owners to places that Google thinks are appropriate for that person
c) In its long-running rivalry with Apple, Google has announced that its self-driving car will never drive a person to an Apple store
d) Google recently introduced self-driving cars to the public which do not have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals

2. Which comic device does the cartoonist use to make his point? Explain your answer.
a) exaggeration
b) understatement
c) parody
d) pun

Cartoon by Jerry Holbert