4 editorial cartoonists react to Charleston church shooting

June 19, 2015
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On Thursday night, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart devoted his opening segment — usually a sendup of the news of the day — to a monologue about shootings in America. Ditching the jokes, Stewart opted instead to point out a disparity in the way the media covers violence at home and abroad.

“We invaded two countries and spent trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives and now fly unmanned death machines over like five or six different countries all to keep Americans safe. We gotta do whatever we can — we’ll torture people. We’ve gotta do whatever we can to keep Americans safe. Nine people shot in a church. What about that?”

Stewart was joined in his indignation by several editorial cartoonists, who took a break from skewering politicians to call attention to the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine dead:

Bob Englehart, “Hate Kills”

Dan Wasserman, “Charleston Shooting Backdrop”

Matt Davies, “Tragedy Alerts”

Gary Varvel, “Matthew 5:10”