News: Spanish Cartoonists Fined

I don’t usually post news here, but I couldn’t resist this. According to the BBC, two Spanish cartoonists have been fined the equivalent of $4,400 each for a cartoon that “vilified the crown in the most gratuitous and unnecessary way.” The cartoon in question, depicted Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia having sex. Felipe noted that, if Letizia got pregnant, it would be the closest thing to work he had ever done (in an effort to reverse a falling birthrate, Spain is paying couples to get pregnant). The publicity is, of course, worth much more than that for the cartoonists. It probably would have been better for the royal family if King juan Carlos had just told the cartoonists to “Shut up!