The Fickle Media is Always the Same

The fickle media is always the same – no
one has ever noticed that, so I thought I would demonstrate.
Here’s my latest cartoon, showing the fickle media "changing"
from their fixation on Obama to Sarah Palin.

But it wasn’t long ago when we started
the primary season, and the media went from blanket coverage
of the Iowa Caucuses to the New Hampshire Primary.

This was quite a popular cartoon, but it wasn’t good for very
long. Once the New Hampshire pirmary was over, I needed a new

Hey, every state is cute, and nobody notices that the fickle
media is always the same. Remember when that nutty pedophile
in Thailand confessed to the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, and
the media all chased after him?

Then there was the time that the heat was
on Karl Rove over his role in outing Valerie Plame, and Rove
was saved from media attention by President Bush announcing a
Supreme Court nominee, and then everyone lost interest in Rove.
Yes, the same fickle media.

Now, remember way back to the last presidential primaries, when
Howard Dean started losing, and John Kerry started winning …

Then there was the end of the Bill Clinton administration, when
Bill stepped out of the White House, Hillary stepped into the

And, two years before that, here in California, the fickle media
dogged Senator Barbara Boxer, as she was running for re-election,
avoiding questions about Monica Lewinski.

The fickle media never changes over the
years – but they sure are easy to draw.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.