Washington Post Cartoonist Mocks Own Paper Over Obama "Rumor" Story

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Toles, the Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, has never been afraid to take on his own paper's coverage in the past (as E&P has documented) and he does it again today, joining a blogosphere chorus of critics.

It all started yesterday with a front-page story by Perry Bacon that, to many readers, seemed to needlessly -- not to say, unfairly -- play up completely unfounded rightwing rumors about Sen. Barack Obama. The piece opened: "In his speeches and often on the Internet, the part of Sen. Barack Obama's biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his connections to the Muslim world.

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