Letter: Depiction distorts reality of issue

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The editorial cartoon published Feb. 29 depicting President Obama igniting gas prices with his energy policy does nothing to raise the level of political discourse. As has been pointed out numerous times, gas prices are determined on a world market with tension with Iran, an improving economy, nuclear meltdown in Japan and wider use of automobiles in China and India playing major roles. Even if we were to “drill, baby, drill” (also known as “drain America first”) gas prices would be unaffected for years.

I understand why newspapers print such inflammatory stuff but I thought a newspaper’s role was to bring insight to your readers. But this cartoon was not only mean-spirited, it was ignorant and the media should know better.

Philip B. Scott

Vancouver