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punchy attacks

Post by BlackTomato » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:39 am

Does "Michael Cummings’s punchy attacks on the war’s critics" mean "Michael Cummings strongly and effectively criticized and humiliated anti-war activists"?


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Many cartoons – Ralph Steadman’s famous cover drawing ‘Flies on Meat’ for the New Statesman; Peter Brookes’s cartoons for The Times, several of which comment on the treatment of the media during the conflict; Les Gibbard’s powerful satires on the politicians of left and right; Michael Cummings’s punchy attacks on the war’s critics; and examples of Steve Bell’s ‘IF …’ comic strip in The Guardian and the more scatological ‘Maggie’s Farm’, which appeared weekly in City Limits – notably captured the controversial and jingoistic aspects of the conflict.

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