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This Newspaper’s Cartoonist Drew Ted Cruz’s Daughters as Trained Monkeys

The Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes stepped way out of line this week after she published a cartoon drawing Ted Cruz’s daughters (ages 4 and 7) as trained monkeys.

Fox News reports:

As of midnight Wednesday, the webpage where the cartoon by Ann Telnaes had been shown was replaced by a note from the Post’s editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt.

“It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it,” Hiatt wrote. “I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.”

Telnaes wasn’t exactly apologetic for her cruel cartoon. When she started receiving backlash on social media, she responded with:

Way to go, Ann Telnaes. Do you feel bigger now that you’ve made fun of a 4 and a 7-year-old girl?

You really showed those Republicans when you bullied those little kids!

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin immediately pointed out the liberal media’s hypocrisy, tweeting a bunch of examples to Telnaes where Obama blatantly used his kids as political props:

Funny, I don’t remember seeing the cartoon with President Obama’s kids depicted as trained monkeys. Oh, that’s right. Because it’s an awful thing to do, and The Washington Post would have been shut down in protest and destroyed by the politically correct Outrage Machine.

Hey Ann Telnaes: If you want to criticize Ted Cruz as a political candidate, that’s fine. Denounce his policies, make fun of his speeches, whatever floats your boat. But don’t make fun of his adorable little kids. That doesn’t make you a political satirist or an edgy artist. That just makes you a mean girl and a bully.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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