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Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on May 4, 2020


1. Cartoonists often use humor to illustrate a news item. What recent news item is cartoonist Al Goodwyn illustrating in this cartoon?

2. A cartoonist often uses humor to illustrate a news item. What comic device does the cartoonist use to illustrate this news story? Explain your answer.
a) caricature
b) personification
c) symbol
d) understatement
e) hyperbole

3. Info about murder hornets from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington State University, as reported by Mashable:

The anchor of a CBS News report on the hornets said they “have a venomous sting that can kill someone if they are stung several times”

An AccuWeather headline reads: Terrifying 'murder hornets' invade US

Fear-mongering is defined as: The action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. Do you think the above are examples of the media using fear-mongering? Explain your answer.

Cartoon by Al Goodwyn