I have found that cartoons can and are used to satirize situations, people and places. They are often very effective. Take for instance THE DAILY SHOW featuring Jon Stewart. The Daily Show is a prime example of how comedy can be used to stimulate conversation and/or change the direction of policy simply by poking fun at the status quo. Below is a cartoon depicting how out of touch the media and the government is out of touch with reality. See if you don't agree.