Congratulations to Mark Fiore for winning the Pulitzer for his editorial cartoons (like this one). Ironically, Apple computer rejected an iPhone/iPad app that plays Fiore’s (Pulitzer winning) cartoons, because “it contains content that ridicules public figures”, and thus is “objectionable” and “defamatory”.
Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has praised the iPad, saying “There’s going to be tens of millions of these things sold all over the world. It may well be the saving of the newspaper industry.”
But do you really want a large corporation (even Apple) controlling what is acceptable content? I say “even Apple” because after the story broke that Apple rejected Fiore’s app, Steve Jobs admitted that the rejection was a mistake and invited Fiore to resubmit his app. The question is, do you have to win a Pulitzer in order to get approved by Apple? Could I get a “Political Irony” app into the app store (after all, I often “ridicule public figures”)?