Letter: Where is Obama in the Sunday cartoons?

President Barack Obama speaks about the Israel Palestinian

President Barack Obama speaks about the Israel Palestinian conflict and escalating sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Charles Dharapak

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Within days of Gov. Chris Christie being caught up in news stories surrounding the closing of traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge, Newsday's Opinion page featured him in every one of its six editorial cartoons on Sunday, Jan. 12. Five were, as one might expect, very unflattering.

On the four Sundays from June 29 to July 20, as scandal and controversy swirled around Barack Obama, you did not print a single stand-alone image lampooning the president. We were treated to a drawing mocking five Supreme Court justices, and caricatures of former President George W. Bush, Pope Francis and U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.

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Although cartoons unflattering to Obama have appeared on other days, you failed to publish such a cartoon in 24 opportunities in Sunday Newsday, your most widely circulated edition. I can't remember a president from either party ever getting a pass like this. It's not helping him, or the rest of us, for that matter.

Jim Soviero, East Setauket


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