Wednesday, March 5, 2008

It's Funny Stuff: Blogs, Campaigns, and Political Humor

For some good laughs, check out these political cartoon pages--here, here, and here. Pick two cartoons, and be prepared to discuss both tomorrow. For one of the cartoons, write a one page, typed response (12-point font). In your response answer the follow questions: what is the subject of the cartoon? What is the context of the cartoon? Does the cartoon successfully communicate its message--in other words, what point of view does the cartoon represent?

Secondly, pick one political blog from this website, and read through recent posts. Be prepared to discuss your blog-of-choice tomorrow, incorporating Wednesday's class discussion about politics and technology.

(By the way, this assignment is no joke.)

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