Backseat driver in Charlottesville



I went to UVA and lived in Charlottesville for sixteen years, so the weekend’s tragic events hit particularly close to home for me. At least two of my friends from college came close to being killed. The New Yorker interviewed one of them.

These atrocities were squarely the fault of white supremacists who came to Charlottesville looking to intimidate the community and pick a fight. While Trump has been rightly condemned over his “many sides” comments, it’s also important to remember his violent rhetoric against protesters at his rallies. You can find a rundown of some of the chilling remarks he made during his campaign here.

Today we learned that Fox News and The Daily Caller deleted posts celebrating video footage of liberal protesters getting plowed through by cars, a reminder that Fox is not a “news” network any more than Infowars provides “info.”



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  • Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Yup. But alt-righties will say it’s Obama’s fault, or BLM, or anyone but themselves. No personal responsibility whatsoever.

  • http://postpunkmonk.wordpress.com/ Post-Punk Monk

    I seriously hope you submit this to the Pulitzer Committee and win on it. It’s an amazing piece of work.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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