Friday, March 14, 2008

Gannett rewards those on top, cuts those on the bottom

This is the sort of thing that makes my blood boil! I used to work for a Gannett newspaper, and know the problems both internally and externally the company faces. And there are a lot of good people working for the company (including some fantastic cartoonists), but I think this speaks volumes about the problems with Wall Street and its effects on everyday workers.

Craig Dubow, the CEO of Gannett, received pay and compensation valued at $7.9 million in 2007, which is 36% higher than the previous year. Matthew Barakat notes that in the last 12 months, Gannett stock has lost roughly half its value, from about $60 a year ago to $29.97 at the close of business Thursday.

And over on Gannett Blog, they have this handy chart disseminating the pay breakdown.

Make sure you check out the comments.

Today's cartoons

Does Paterson have the chops to be New York's new Governor?

Here’s a video of the now widely-noted moment when Jacob Gershman of the New York Sun asked David Paterson, the new Governor of New York replacing lady-loving Eliot Spitzer, if he had ever patronized a prostitute.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tom Toles Time Lapse: From Sketch to Cartoon

Over at the Washington Post, they have this great video of Tom Toles, their Editorial Cartoonist, as he creates a cartoons from sketch to completion.

As an art junkie and a big fan, I only wish I could watch it slower. He's one of the greatest cartoonists out there, and I'm a big fan of his work.

Spitzer on the Colbert Report

Eliot Spitzer appeared on the Colbert Report February 12, the same day he made the call to the Emperors' Club VIP to set up his date with New Jersey's own 'Kristen', and "just hours" before he traveled to Washington DC to testify before Congress and screw the hooker who ended his career.

Today's cartoons

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spitzer, time to go home

Statue of Liberty, Eliot Spitzer
According to several sources, disgraced, over-spending soon-to-be-former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will announce his resignation today, in lieu of calls from NY Republicans that if he decided to stay in office, they would impeach him.

I bet one person who's thrilled about him stepping down is Hillary Clinton. She may be losing a super-delegate, but that pales in comparison to the term 'impeachment' being thrown around someone linked to her.

Local cartoon round-up

Wayne Gilchrest, Frank Kratovil, E.J. Pipkin, Andy Harris
Greg Walden
Here are a couple of recent cartoons. The top one is from Maryland, where 1st district Republican Congressional candidate Al Harris, after defeating 2 strong candidates in the primary, now sets his sights on democrat Frank Kratovil in the general election.

The bottom cartoon is from Oregon, where Congressman Greg Walden seems to be the talk of the state as a possible candidate for Governor in the 2010 election.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Today's cartoons

Here are today's cartoons. Check them out. Discuss. Enjoy

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Brief Applause: Editorial Cartoonist Chip Bok

This video is back from July last year, but I only recently came across it, so I thought I'd share it. It's a short documentary about Chip Bok, the editorial cartoonist for the Akron Beacon Journal.

You can check out his blog here.