Australian cartoonist and future star of the ABC’s Media Watch program Bill Leak has expressed anger and dismay that his newspaper cartoons are only ever printed in black ink.
A spokesperson for the cartoonist told The (un)Australian: “Bill’s not inkest, he just feels that certain inks get preferential treatment and in an ideal world all inks would be equal and we would not notice the difference.”
When pushed on what colour ink Mr Leak would like his cartoon’s to be printed, the spokesperson answered: “Well obviously we can all agree that for too long white ink has been pushed aside in favour of these minority inks.”
Asked how easily a cartoon drawn in white ink on white newspaper could be read, the spokesperson said: “Typical leftie, always downplaying the role of the whites, I guess next you’ll be saying that we should not be allowed to discuss colour?”
At this point, the spokesperson donned his white hood and stormed out of the interview.
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