Daily Bafflements

The BafflerJanuary 08, 2015
Photo by Shawn Campbell

Photo by Shawn Campbell

• At The Nib, Ted Rall writes about the power of political cartoons, the risks that every political cartoonist takes in making them, and why they do it.

• Cartoonist Tommy Dessine’s dark and perfect response to Wednesday’s murders at Charlie Hedbo (the text reads “oh no, not them”).

• “There are some who will say that Charlie Hebdo tempted the ire of Islamists one too many times, as if coldblooded murder is the price to pay for putting out a magazine,” writes the New York Times editorial board.

• Denmark’s daily newspapers, where the murders must have hit home especially hard, all stood in solidarity on Wednesday as well.