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A Round and a Roundy: The Real Plague is MTA Cruelty

12:17 AM EDT on May 11, 2020

Cartoon: Bill Roundy

Editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy
Editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy
Editorial cartoon of Bill Roundy by editorial cartoonist Bill Roundy.

Gov. Cuomo and the MTA said they were closing the subways between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. because the trains needed to be disinfected.

But our editorial cartoonist, Bill Roundy, was one of the many people who couldn't help but notice the timing: the move came right after MTA officials complained that Mayor de Blasio was not acting aggressively enough to get the homeless off of the trains.

The governor even held up a Daily News front page reading, "Last stop purgatory."

Well, that kind of subtlety deserves another: Roundy's cartoon this week punctures the myth about what the MTA is really doing underground ... in the name of cleaning the trains.

It's yet another instant classic from the Brooklyn-based cartoonist. All his prior work is archived here.

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