Cartoon: the popular press and serious news

popular news hiding important news cartoon

Cartoon: press manipulation of news

A cartoon showing the popular tabloid press overshadowing and obscuring serious news stories and reporting.

The public cannot see the important news stories because they are hidden behind the trivia of the pop press.

This cartoon isn’t so much a criticism of the popular tabloid press as an observation of how things are. I usually find myself reading the ‘human interest’ stories in newspapers when I think that I really ought to be reading more weighty articles. It’s what we find interesting.