Rob Rogers Continues To Share His Work After Post-Gazette Firing

Larry Richert and John Shumway
June 25, 2018 - 11:54 am
Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Former Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers is finding new ways to share his work after being fired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette earlier this month.

Rogers says he was fired because of his anti-President Trump cartoons.

Rob Rogers

 His cartoons are available in a weekly alternative, the Pittsburgh Current and also in syndication with other newspapers around the nation.

Rogers says that Keith Burress, the new editor at the Post-Gazette, “was the catalyst for [the firing], but it was all at the urging of John Block, the publisher . . . who I had worked for for 25 years with very little incident over those 25 years.  He was always very hands off in terms of his influence in politics on the page.”

He adds he doesn’t believe Block was as conservative 25 years ago when he hired him.

In an interview with POLITICO, Block says Rogers had "just become too angry” and is "obsessed with Trump.”

Rogers’ work is also now available at  Rogers’ tells the KDKA Radio Morning news it is “a website that “is for artists and musicians who want to continue to do their art but don’t’ want to have to worry as much about working at Starbucks to pay the bills, so they get fan who are interested in sort of being part of the process to donate small monthly amount and that helps keep them afloat.”

One of Rogers’ post-PG cartoons takes on shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose who was shot in the back three times while running away from police.

Rob Rogers

“Because it’s such a prolific problem in this country that we’ve been dealing with, there are so many stories that you can go back and find.”

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