Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Would The Age publish this now?

Some would say Catherine Deveny was sacked for expressing less offensive opinions, this classic Leunig cartoon from 1997 goes contrary to current public health edicts. Would the sentiments he expresses get pass the Fairfax censor now?

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Blogger Marshall-Stacks said...

Leunig is a Living National Treasure, and all heart. None of us can assail the right of any mother, to protect their child.
He got into terrible trouble when The Age ran his cartoon of working mothers leaving their children in DayCare.
When I was in primary school, children afflicted with poliomyelitis were a fact of life, and when a vaccine became available, none of us objected to receiving it.
It may have had an adverse effect on some recipients. They may also have been the very same ones who might have caught the virus.
Life is a crap-shoot of outcome and probability.
I always wonder how many of the anti-vaccine brigade are smokers, continuing to do so, despite being faced daily with reasons why they should not. People will do what they do, whatever evidence is shown them.

7:18 pm  
Anonymous Matt said...

yes. as evidenced by todaay's cartoon.

9:14 am  

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