I was dumbstruck by the Dick Wright syndicated editorial cartoon in the Sept. 8 Press Herald, featuring a caricature of Merrick Garland with a partially clad Hunter Biden in his ear (Page A6).

Wright’s cartoon image of Garland’s profile played to antisemitic tropes of a Machiavellian Jew (complete with hooked nose) out to injure the wider society through his machinations, in this case in partnership with or being manipulated by an evil cad.

It’s pretty clear to me what the artist was “saying.”

Perry B. Newman
South Portland

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