For once, the naysayers are vindicated, and I hope that the BND is listening for a change. Glenn McCoy has finally stepped in his own doo-doo in a way that cannot be disputed by his ardent supporters.
His Sept. 8 editorial cartoon depicts three progressive presidential possibles, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, as “lefty” bullpen pitchers. The intent to publicly and viciously smear each of the three is obvious. What is also obvious is that McCoy has little or no political knowledge that qualifies him as a political satirist. The caricature of Bernie Sanders was labeled “Saunders.” Finally, in no uncertain terms, McCoy’s political credibility is shown for what it really is: vicious, venomous, uneducated garbage. One cannot debate a person’s political viewpoints if one does not even know the person’s name.
It is time for the BND to admit that being one of Belleville’s favorite sons does not qualify someone to be published on a daily basis concerning a subject for which he has no expertise. For whatever reason, raw bigotry or just plain laziness, McCoy’s oversight is wholly and roundly inexcusable. Confine McCoy to the comics pages.