Monday, February 27, 2012

Vote for Spongebob

I found this comic by Mark Parisi while searching for political cartoons.  It portrays a popular character from a children's cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants, as a candidate for something.  Out of all the things this cartoon could be mocking, I think it is making fun of the media.  One of the reporters is asking Spongebob if he wears "squareboxers or squarebriefs?".  
This is poking fun at the fact that the media tend to make insignificant things a priority.  Not just for presidential candidates and celebrities, but for anybody in the spotlight.  Nobody really cares about the latest fashion or the affair that one actor had with another, the media just blows it up so big to make it seem like it is so important.  The reporter in the cartoon is a perfect example of this, because he is asking Spongebob what kind of underwear he wears instead of questions about his campaign or what he plans to do if he gets elected.  It also shows another reporter writing, as if they all think this question is important.

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