Niagara Falls Reporter
Home | Archive / Search
NOV 19 - NOV 26, 2015

The Genius Skrlin Creates Another, This Time Poignant Masterpiece

NOV 19, 2015

Free speech, like freedom itself, isn't free. It's held only through eternal vigilance. Since free speech is guaranteed by the first amendment of the Constitution there can be little doubt in the minds of normal, well adjusted, citizens of this nation that the Constitution is fully buttressed by this single amendment. In this cartoon Skrlin tackles the question of a free press in relation to the Reporter and a story in last week's edition detailing how the publisher appears to have run afoul of the powers that be due to the coverage of the Dyster administration. This latest Skrlin rendering isn't so much humorous as it is poignant in its portrayal as to how the newspaper has come under attack as a virtual sitting duck...seemingly targeted by powerful state-wide entities. The Reporter receives both barrels in this graphic episode from those in authority for daring to tread where others refuse to go. We have the visual pun of a liquor bottle containing "proof" and a newspaper that is "free" in that it has no selling price but struggles to be free in relation to the first amendment. While other cartoons by Skrlin routinely bring a smile to the face of the viewer this cartoon causes one to mourn for the troubling attack on the right of free speech...a right that has been treasured since the United States drew its first breath in 1776.

Jonathan Q. Adams







FBI Should Investigate Bronfmans and Cult Leader Keith Raniere
Shmuel Shmueli, Serial Conman and Fraudster
Tiny Heart Transplant Candidate Needs Your Help to Make it Through Tough Time
What the Chit Will the Restructuring Board to do?
Cash for Penguins no Problem for Dyster; 72nd Street Water Main $$$ Cause Worry
Lorigo Deserves Credit for Urging Push Back on Syrian Refugees
Niagara Co. Lawmakers Back Collins, Lorigo: Cuomo Should Block Syrian Refugees From New York State
As Predicted, Dyster Parking Plan Resurrected Following Election Win
Desman's Chicago Parking Plan a Nightmare for Windy City Taxpayers
In wake of Paris Atrocity, Dyster Begs Obama to Send Syrians Here
States, Countries Slam Door on Syrian Refugees After Paris Dyster Not Worried
None Dare Call It Treason! Revisited from Niagara Reporter 2-17-15
The Genius Skrlin Creates Another, This Time Poignant Masterpiece
State Audit of ECC Still Not Ready
Only in NT: More Suggestions for Elected Eight People in a Room
Carl Filbert Performs at the Bakery Lounge
Bills Have Shot to Knock Off Banged Up Patriots
News of the Weird
Calendar of Events
Your Weekly Horoscope

Contact Info

©2014 The Niagara Falls Reporter Inc.
POB 3083, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14304
Phone: (716) 284-5595

Publisher and Editor in Chief: Frank Parlato
Managing Editor: Dr. Chitra Selvaraj
Senior Editor: Tony Farina