Political cartoons are intended to be thought-provoking, presenting a point of view that highlights a social or political injustice. They might make some readers uncomfortable. But two cartoons included in the July 20 Drawing Board were deceptive, serving only to perpetuate stereotypes.

How former vice president Dick Cheney’s hunting accident is relevant to his daughter’s campaign for Senate is mystifying. The Margulies cartoon implied that Cheney would kill to get rid of his daughter’s opposition. What a disgusting portrayal of a man who has given much to his country.

The Adam Zyglis cartoon, meanwhile, implied that George Zimmerman’s defense was founded on Florida’s “stand your ground” law. It was not; it was based on self-defense.

By running these cartoons, The Post again demonstrated its contempt for honest journalism.

Sam Cowden, Woodbridge