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DOODLE IN THE COURT: An Oregon Standoff Paper Trail

Challenging the Rhetoric

By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric

Once in a while something great comes across your social media feed, and you just know it’s special. These things come with a profound pop-culture punch, and a relevance that remains beyond it’s momentary meme.

Covering the Oregon Standoff and its upcoming trial, I have seen a lot of memes, and various other attempts at humor, being passed around click after click. Some are crass, some are crude; some are just meant to be mean, while still others have fallen flat to their creators click bait disappointment.

One sketch artist and standoff news follower stood out from the crowd with his #BundyCourtSketch contributions. Meet native Oregonian, Scott Klatt, who although has no vested interest in the defendants or the trials themselves, has taken the time to attend the hearings and, by comic default, provide the public an interesting angle with which to peek behind those closed courtroom doors. He started doing the sketches at what he calls the…

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This entry was posted on March 19, 2016 by in Uncategorized.
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