"We Cannot let This Reprehensible Cartoon go Unanswered"


The Joint Chiefs of Staff write a letter to the editor of the Washington Post over a Tom Toles cartoon featuring a legless soldier that they found "beyond tasteless."

Editor and Publisher reports on the Post's reaction here; folks over at AmericaBlog are quite alarmed. Not sure I agree that this should be read as an egregious attempt at intimidation that rises to the level of attempted censorship; and those wishing to shout a hearty "God Bless America" can compare this reaction to an offensive cartoon to the one from Denmark that some saw as an insult to Mohammed, blogged by Cathy Young below and me here.

Still, it is at least fair to say that they should have better things to do with their time and the better judgment to realize that such a letter could be read in a potentially sinister way, and just let it go by.