As a kid I got into trouble for drawing cartoons in my schoolbooks. So I subconsciously associate doing cartoons with getting into trouble. So what's going on does not surprise me.
Over the years I've noticed that more and more newspaper editors disparage the importance and power of the editorial cartoon. Well this'll show 'em.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, look here.
And for some thoughts on the subject from some non-cartoonists, check out Israpundit and Dhimmi Watch