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1. Editorial cartoonists often use humor to illustrate something that they see as a big problem. What point is the cartoonist making in these cartoons?
2. An editorial cartoon reflects a cartoonist’s point of view and though it generally exaggerates reality, an editorial cartoon should be based on truth or fact.
a) Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertions about the media’s treatment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden? Explain your answer.
b) Would your answer be different if President Trump was substituted for Joe Biden in the cartoons? Explain your answer.
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Cartoon by Pat Cross
1. The cartoonist is illustrating the fact that it is obvious that the media want Joe Biden to win the presidential election. Members of the media are blatantly rooting for Biden to win (cartoon #1), and they are doing everything they can to help him win (cartoon #2).
2. a) and b) Opinion questions. Answers vary.