A reader has sent me a picture. He suggests this picture is really a political cartoon. Is it?
Take a look at it. Read the caption. Then tell me if it--or the man in it--qualifies as a 'political cartoon'.
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It's the caption containing his words that sets the picture apart. Together, this picture-with-caption makes a statement that isn't funny at all.
It changes the picture from neutral to vicious. It transforms the picture from 'interesting' to ugly.
Perhaps that's why a reader saw this as a 'political cartoon'; that is, a pictorial representation with an ideological message.
It's a message of demonization. It's a message of hate.
Does it qualify as a political cartoon? Or, is it too vicious to be called such?