But Thompson's last two cartoons (here and here), have been just like all of the right-winger crap showing Saddam as a giant ogre while the inspectors and the French are mindless dupes. And Steve Sack from Minnesota just ran one along those lines too, completely at odds with what he has done for the last year. How deep have the claws of our fascist government reached into the media? This is a very scary suggestion that it is almost all the way. It seems as though these cartoonists are operating with less freedom than Iraqi scientists talking to the inspectors. Are they facing being fired, or something worse?