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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 02/20/2010

TIGER TOONS: Cartoonists pull an irony out of their bag [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna

[Note: This Friday post was updated Saturday at 1:50 and 10 p.m.]


And now, a new wave of Tiger toons rolls in.

On-air commentators immediately began having their say after Tiger Woods's 14-minute video apology and statement this morning, in a wide range of reactions. CBS golf broadcaster David Feherty said he was impressed, noting of Woods: "I have never seen him appear so vulnerable" (according to the Associated Press). Former New York Yankee/PR man Rick Cerrone said: "What I saw was arrogance ... it was basically an infomercial." And ABC's George Stephanopoulos called the speech "one of the most remarkable public apologies ever by a public figure."

And The Post's Eva Rodriguez largely echoed Cerrone's sentiment: "You don't need an internationally televised apology to become a better man, a better husband, a better father -- the things he claims are most important to him. But you do need such a spectacle if you're going to remain a multi-billion dollar marketing machine. And that's what this pathetic display was all about."

Now we wait for the nation's topical cartoonists to strike their shots. We'll update this blogpost with more cartoons in the day ahead. So far, Bob Englehart's cartoon is the most direct response we've seen to how Woods managed the would-be "press conference."

If you've got your own opinions to share, feel free to tee it up and fire away.


DREW LITTON:

tiger-drew.gif Drew Litton / cagle.com


NICK ANDERSON:

tiger-anderson.jpg Nick Anderson / Washington Post Writers Group


NATE BEELER:

tiger-beeler.jpg Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner / cagle.com


ROB ROGERS:

tiger-rogers.jpg Rob Rogers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / cagle.com


BOB GORRELL:

tiger-gorrell.jpg Bob Gorrell / Syndicated / cagle.com


MIKE LUCKOVICH:

tiger-mike.jpg Mike Luckovich / Atlanta Journal Constitution / cagle.com

BRUCE BEATTIE:

tiger-beattie.jpg Bruce Beattie / Daytona Beach News Journal / cagle.com

RANDY BISH:

tiger-bish.jpg Randy Bish / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review / cagle.com


BOB ENGLEHART:

tiger-engle.jpg Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant / cagle.com


THE RELATED READ:

Post sportswriter Dave Sheinin reports from Florida. Colleague John Feinstein says Tiger couldn't mask his arrogance. Elsewhere, Gene Robinson and Howie Kurtz were among those responding promptly to the news. And Paul Farhi, Liz Kelly, Sally Jenkins and Josh Levin hosted a live-online chat during Tiger's statement.

By Michael Cavna  | February 20, 2010; 10:00 PM ET
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  Bob Englehardt, Bruce Beattie, Mike Luckovich, Randy Bish, Tiger Woods  
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Comments

I prefer Luckovich's take to Englehart's; Tiger's confession may not have been the best, but it certainly has "golden" potential for the best return on investment ratio. Too bad there wasn't room on the podium for John Kerry (perhaps he got the so-called "wooden" medal).

Posted by: kilby | February 20, 2010 5:40 AM | Report abuse

Rogers and Gorrell get it.
The rest of the media seem aggravated that they did not get the chance to ask questions. Nevertheless, this did not prevent the national networks from broadcasting the statement live. Thus proving you need him more than he needs you.

Get over yourselves.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | February 21, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

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