The furore comes as Knight, a respected cartoonist with Melbourne-based newspaper The Herald Sun, deleted his Twitter account and the paper doubled down on the cartoon with an editorial front page attacking political correctness.
Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston tweeted an image overnight of today’s provocative front page (above).
“Welcome to PC World,” the headline reads, accompanied by a “Satire Free Zone” stamp in the foreground.
Senator Bernardi has told Melbourne radio station 3AW's Neil Mitchell he's been lampooned in many cartoons (some of them feature above) and he's not offended by them one jot.
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