For Thanksgiving, The Boston Globe Serves Up Trump—The Turkey Killer

November 23rd, 2023 6:38 AM

On this day of Thanksgiving, the Boston Globe has rendered itself the newspaper equivalent of the crotchety liberal uncle at the table, perhaps with one too many celebratory libations under the belt, spewing his political bile.

As its cartoon du jour, the Globe chose the one you see here: a vengeful Trump on his way to the tree stump, axe at the ready, to dispatch the turkey. And in turn, the turkey is regretting having rejected Biden because of his age.


For the record, not only is the cartoon utterly not in keeping with the spirit of the day, it is also ahistorical. Just like Biden and presidents before him, Donald Trump also pardoned turkeys during his time in the White House. But it's neatly in line with Joe Scarborough wildly claiming Trump will "execute" enemies if he gains a second term.

The truly vengeful actor in this scenario is the cartoon "artist" Christopher Weyant himself. Weyant, whose regular gig is with The New Yorker, is clearly a Trump hater par excellence, as another of his cartoons, seen below, makes clear. In Weyant's imagination, Trump's bathroom reading includes Hitler's "Mein Kampf," and the toilet paper is composed of the Constitution. Subtle!

NewsBusters wishes all its readers a happy, meaningful, and turkey-filled Thanksgiving. And even if Aunt Thelma's jello mold with mandarin orange pieces isn't your favorite holiday dish, make her feel good and have a hearty portion!  

PS: Also Weyant on Trump.