December 5, 2017
It should come as no surprise that the Los Angeles Times leans as far left as any of the other major mainstream media outlets.
It regularly posts biased diatribes against President Donald Trump and conservatives. But Sunday the Times may have outdone itself with a revolting op-ed political cartoon from satirical illustrator Steve Brodnerthat caricatures the Trump administration as white supremacists “dreaming of a very, very, very white Christmas.”
Get it? White Christmas? Because they’re racists! It’s comedy gold!
The illustration depicts Trump and some members of his administration, along with controversial figures regularly smeared as white supremacists by the left (Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and the like) before a backdrop of Confederate statues, Klansmen snowmen, and a Christmas tree decorated with Nazi symbols and the faces of figures like the real white supremacist David Duke and fascist Benito Mussolini.
In the foreground is a mob of Angry White Men with haircuts that have been deemed symbolically racist by the left, and bearing torches like the marchers in Charlottesville earlier this year.
It’s accompanied by the Times‘, or perhaps Brodner’s, own commentary:
AN ALT-RIGHT HOLIDAY SINGALONG starring, from left center, clockwise: Vice President Mike Pence, counselor Kellyanne Conway, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, senior policy advisor Stephen Miller, Breitbart executive Stephen K. Bannon, and commentators Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity. Tree lighters: agitators Richard Spencer and Milo Yiannopoulos. Tree topper: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This isn’t witty, insightful political commentary. This is nothing more than what the left relies upon instead of nuance, truth, or debate — relentless, ugly, heavy-handed accusations of “Racism!” But what else should one expect from an illustrator who is a longtime contributor to such outlets as GQ, The Nation, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the L.A. Times?
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm