On Monday, pop-culture magazine LA Weekly cast all accurate reporting aside when it released a political cartoon depicting the Tea Party wing of the GOP as a white-hooded Klansman for its cover story.
The cartoon ran the gamut of Republican caricatures, showing the two opposing factions of the Party (Establishment and Tea Partiers) engaging in a heated tug-of-war over a tortured elephant bleeding, crying and bucking in pain.
The establishment figures were drawn as bald, portly rich (white) men surrounded by a flurry of cash. Tea Partiers were depicted as a cowboy, a soldier, a man in colonial era ‘Tea Party’ costume and were all led by the man wearing white-hooded Klansman attire.
LA Weekly has yet to apologize for their distasteful and dishonest depiction of the Tea Party.
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