The Press: Low Blow

The forceful—and liberal—brush of the Washington Post's editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block is ever at the ready to assault Herblock's favorite target: the conservative. Artistic discipline generally keeps his passionate partiality within decent bounds (although he once showed former Vice President Richard M. Nixon crawling out of a sewer). But last week, as he sighted in on conservative U.S. Senator (and heir to Phoenix's Goldwaters department store) Barry M. Goldwater, nothing held Herblock back. He got off one of the lowest blows in his editorial-cartooning career (see cut).

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