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Cartoons: Masters of disaster

March 18, 2011 |  4:35 pm

Pity the 24/7 broadcasters, expected to chatter incessantly through cataclysmic circumstances. (God's truth: One actually asked if the reactors could melt through the Earth's core "all the way to China.") Cartoonists, though, can ponder in private and let understated imagery do the talking. Clay Bennett succinctly captured the flag. Pat Oliphant penned an unchained nuclear reaction. And Nate Beeler reminded us of relatively inconsequential stateside squabbles. When dealing with the unspeakable, sometimes the less said the better.

Editorial cartoon by Clay Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press

Editorial cartoon by Pat Oliphant / Universal Press Syndicate



Editorial cartoon by Nate Beeler / The Washington Examiner

 -- Joel Pett


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Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.

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