This cartoon was created primarily for the readers of Little Green Footballs, so a general audience may not get the full meaning. If you want the backstory, read below.
For the fullest account of the controversy involving Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), read the links in this search of LGF posts. The short version: LGF broke the story when Hinchey made public, unsubstantiated claims that the fake memos from the Dan Rather scandal were planted by Karl Rove, chief strategist for President Bush. (Why would Rove plant fake documents that supposedly contained "accurate" information damning Bush? Obviously logic is not a hallmark of conspiracy theorists.) Standing firm on his remarks, Hinchey's office apparently received a "storm" of protest phone calls, prompting a supporter to declare that Hinchey was being "slammed" by "hoards of flying monkeys from the Dark Side." LGF host Charles Johnson sent us the latter post, which was just begging for a cartoon. We based the cartoon on the famous 1781 painting by Henry Fuseli called The Nightmare. And it's not everyday that John gets an excuse to draw flying monkeys.
Posted by Forkum at February 26, 2005 11:53 AM