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CARTOONIST FIRED FOR POLITICAL INDIFFERENCE
EDITORIAL cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired from his long-term position at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rogers was a cartoonist for the publication for more than twenty years and was even a finalist for 1999’s Pulitzer Prize. The cartoonist began making a large sum of Trump related cartoons, spanning a total of six in a row. This was too many for the editor-in-chief, John Block. According to Block, Rogers became too angry for his own good and obsessed with trump. This was disputed by Rogers who claimed Block was mistaking strong opinions - that his former employer didn’t agree with - for anger. Rogers bases his cartoons off what is happening in the world around him, much to the same effect as most any editorial cartoonist for major or even semi-major publications. Due to Trump’s “in-the-moment” attitude and actions, many people can look through his Twitter and find at least one thing he has said in the past week or even few days that can be illustrated. The cartoonist got a large sum of support from all sides seeing his firing majorly because of his political views as entirely wrong.
JUN. 17, 2018
ROB ROGERS /  PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
ROB ROGERS /  PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE