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Editorial cartoons for April 3, 2022: Oscars slap, Ginni Thomas texts, Putin’s warfare

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It’s per week later, and we’re nonetheless speaking about actor Will Smith’s slap of comic Chris Rock ultimately Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in retaliation for a tasteless joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith. “The slap” tops this week’s editorial cartoon gallery.

Main off is David Horsey, of the Seattle Occasions, drawing the Oscar for “Worst Efficiency by an Award Winner” cuffing Smith proper again. Different depictions of Oscar embrace with a bandaged cheek (Invoice Bramhall of the New York Day by day Information), a black eye (Dana Summers of Tribune Content material Company) and on life help (Joey Weatherford of Tribune). Michael Ramirez of the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal attracts Smith as his “Males in Black” character wielding the system that erases folks’s reminiscences of what they’ve simply seen. Alas, Smith is discovering that it’s not that straightforward.

Cartoonists additionally weighed in on revelations that Ginni Thomas, spouse of Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas, texted encouragement to White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows on Jan. 6, 2021, when rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol to cease certification of the presidential election.

President Joe Biden made a gaffe throughout a speech in Warsaw, Poland. Biden, going off script, mentioned Russian chief Vladimir Putin “can not stay in energy.” The White Home later walked again the assertion, saying it was not a change in coverage. Biden stood by it. “I used to be expressing the ethical outrage that I really feel, and I make no apologies for it,” the president mentioned.

Different matters within the cartoons embrace the upcoming vote to verify Supreme Court docket nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson; Biden’s resolution to launch oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to cut back excessive fuel costs; former President Donald Trump’s lacking name logs from Jan. 6; and Individuals’ blasé angle towards the most recent Covid-19 variant.

Cartoons have been drawn by Nick Anderson, Invoice Bramhall, Dana Summers, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Joel Pett and Joey Weatherford of Tribune Content material Company; and Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez of Creators Syndicate.

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