Oh, and Ted Rall, but not all in the same room, please.
Charles Manson cartoons
I’m the luckiest girl in the world, to get to do a cartoon on Charles Manson. Charles has been a bad boy again.
I take special note of news about Manson since something he did affects me personally…The LA Times said:
For the second time in less than two years, California prison officials caught Charles Manson, mastermind of one of the most notorious killing sprees in U.S. history, with a cellphone behind bars.
I took note of it the first time they found him using a cell phone – it’s hysterical both that he is so free and easy and sly, and that the security there is so bad! My editor at CalWatchdog wasn’t so sure about the news item then, but when they found the second phone, and actually admitted they know it was the guards doing the smuggling – yet didn’t try to stop them!…okay, then!
From the Los Angeles TImes:
Lawmakers struggling to keep cellphones away from California’s most dangerous inmates say a main obstacle is the politically powerful prison guards union, whose members would have to be paid millions of dollars extra to be searched on their way into work.
Ted Rall did a cartoon on Charles Manson, too, a day after mine…
Analysis of 2 editorial cartoons
Let’s compare the 2 cartoons.
My first idea was to do something about it being an iPhone – kind of obvious, but popular – but I knew there was something better. For me, I’ve found that although the first idea might be easy, it’s not the best idea. That didn’t stop Ted, however, as he used the iPhone idea, and threw in AT & T.
I did my cartoon for CalWatchdog, a state journalism group from a libertarian perspective. Ted, a cartoonist in NY, was somehow hired by the Los Angeles Times to do local cartoons, so I’m surprised he didn’t hit the fact that the Manson murders were committed in Los Angeles, and the famous investigation and trial was held here as well.
I included the fact that the state knows the guards are smuggling in thousands of phones, but they do nothing. I also brought up unions, since