Vermont Newspaper’s Inflammatory Cartoon Causes National Outcry

Jena Greene Reporter
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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…”

Somehow the cartoon slipped by the editor, but it certainly wasn’t lost on the rest of the country.

President of New England Newspapers, Inc. Fredric D. Rutberg issued an apology and said the matter was being looked into.

The Bennington Banner frequently publishes articles like “The Republican Rot Runs Deeper Than Roy Moore,” “Enough Patchwork Healthcare,” and “Moral Guidance, If Not From The President.

Since the newspaper claims to be a local news source rather than one of opinion, perhaps more than the cartoon should be looked into.