Local Vermont newspaper The Bennington Banner is getting national attention after it published a cartoon in the wake of the Las Vegas attacks.
The cartoon depicts a pile of crudely illustrated bodies with the caption, “What happens in Vegas…”
The Bennington Banner published the cartoon on Tues. 2 days after the worst mass shooting in US history -‘Whatever happens in Vegas.’ pic.twitter.com/F6DkCINPI5
— The Justice Team (@robyns323) October 4, 2017
Somehow the cartoon slipped by the editor, but it certainly wasn’t lost on the rest of the country.
@_ROB_79 I question the mental health of the cartoonist and all who allowed that to be published.
— Mamie Love (@Mamie0787) October 4, 2017
Absolutely appalled and disgusted with the bennington banner here in bennington, vt how inconsiderate and disturbing to publish this pic.twitter.com/WGbmo0ANyX
— Terri Mason (@TerriMa1009) October 4, 2017
— Dawn Williams (@willy_dawn) October 4, 2017
— Cire4ever (@Cire4ever) October 3, 2017
President of New England Newspapers, Inc. Fredric D. Rutberg issued an apology and said the matter was being looked into.
Since the newspaper claims to be a local news source rather than one of opinion, perhaps more than the cartoon should be looked into.