She is sinking! The newspaper’s last gasp

Gannett Publishing has announced that yellow journalism’s premier cartoonist, Steve Benson, has been laid off from the editorial staff of Phoenix’s The Arizona (People’s Democratic) Republic.

Hang in there, Stevie! You should send your résumé to Pravda, in Moscow. If hired, you should feel at home, except for language and the Russians’ more benevolent attitude toward gun ownership than the Republic’s.

J-P. A. Maldonado