Wuhan Lab

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 2, 2021


NOTE: The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations “responsible for international public health.” The Trump administration has asserted that the Chinese Communist Party controls the WHO. U.S. intelligence concluded that COVID-19 originated in a government-run lab in Wuhan, China.

1. Describe the news story cartoonist Lisa Benson is illustrating in this cartoon.

2. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) thoughtful/serious
b) sympathetic/compassionate
c) sarcastic/humorous
d) exasperated/irritated
e) heartened/motivated

3. Which do you think would make the best title for this cartoon?
a) Nothing to see here
b) Pulling the wool over their eyes
c) As blind as a bat
Explain your answer.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson