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(The New York Times)   RIP Paul Conrad - Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist - the ink-filled thorn in Nixon and Reagan's sides   (nytimes.com) divider line 52
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2010-09-04 08:28:37 PM
There's something in my eye...
Goodbye Paul.
 
2010-09-05 08:21:20 AM
 
2010-09-05 08:53:18 AM
Everybody move up one.
 
2010-09-05 09:00:39 AM
Racist.

www.pbs.org
 
2010-09-05 09:15:44 AM
That article was useless without cartoons.
 
2010-09-05 09:25:45 AM
www.pbs.org

This was a favorite in my family. I recall my grandmother opening the newspaper, turning immediately to the op-ed page (her favorite part) and laughing until the tears flowed. She went on to call her nephew at The White House and ask him if he'd seen it. According to her he just growled into the phone, "Yes, Aunt Alice, I saw it."

"Richie, dear... haven't I been telling you the same thing since 1946? Maybe now you'll listen."
 
2010-09-05 09:33:20 AM
Here's a couple of accurate predictions.
www.pbs.org
1968

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1975
 
2010-09-05 09:41:28 AM
One of his most famous cartoons - 'Chain Reaction' - was made into an art piece at Santa Monica city hall:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-09-05 09:44:32 AM
I wish he could have done a cartoon addressing the rumor that Eric Cantor is a Muslim who has never been baptized.
 
2010-09-05 09:44:41 AM
the ink-filled thorn in Nixon and Reagan's sides

And Johnson's, and Carter's, and Clinton's, and both Bushes's (if that's a valid construction).

slothMD: racist

That's Bonzo, you idiot.

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/hot
 
2010-09-05 09:54:51 AM
Autistic Hiker: the ink-filled thorn in Nixon and Reagan's sides

And Johnson's, and Carter's, and Clinton's, and both Bushes's (if that's a valid construction).

slothMD: racist

That's Bonzo, you idiot.



/hot


i18.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-05 10:04:25 AM
Somehow I doubt that Reagan or Nixon gave a shiat about this guy.

Go figure, I don't either.
 
2010-09-05 10:08:14 AM
Bocanegra: Somehow I doubt that Reagan or Nixon gave a shiat about this guy.

Go figure, I don't either.


Yeah, he's no Cox and Forkum, or Mallard Filmore.
 
2010-09-05 10:31:59 AM
I found this Reagan one really striking:

www-tc.pbs.org
 
2010-09-05 10:33:42 AM
LordJiro: Bocanegra: Somehow I doubt that Reagan or Nixon gave a shiat about this guy.

Go figure, I don't either.

Yeah, he's no Cox and Forkum, or Mallard Filmore.


...or Family Circus. Good, Real American comics.
 
2010-09-05 10:40:00 AM
LordJiro: Bocanegra: Somehow I doubt that Reagan or Nixon gave a shiat about this guy.

Go figure, I don't either.

Yeah, he's no Cox and Forkum, or Mallard Filmore.


(Oh, Snap!.jpg)
 
2010-09-05 10:53:13 AM
Guys like this are true artists, and it's sad to see one go.

Whenever I see the semi-literate photoshop school of derp editorial cartoonage in my email inbox (or on certain websites), from here on out I'll think of this guy and shed a tear.
 
2010-09-05 10:54:09 AM
Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.
 
2010-09-05 10:57:13 AM
Nixon and the actor ronnie raygun are right where they belong.

cheers!
 
2010-09-05 10:58:42 AM
mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.



yea, you tell 'em Mr. WellEducated.

knowledge is Liberal!!!!


lol


f*cking schmuck.
 
2010-09-05 10:59:24 AM
bobbette: I found this Reagan one really striking:



Sweet. the truth always is sweeter than the lie.
 
2010-09-05 11:09:18 AM
Linux_Yes
mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.



yea, you tell 'em Mr. WellEducated.

knowledge is Liberal!!!!


lol


f*cking schmuck.


Show me a man or woman with a calibre of John Humphrys or Jeremy Paxman and I'll have some respect for american journalism.
 
2010-09-05 11:12:09 AM
i118.photobucket.com
RIP Conrad Bain
 
2010-09-05 11:15:35 AM
mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.

Yes, that's why Michael Ramirez won it in 2008.
 
2010-09-05 11:15:48 AM
mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-09-05 11:16:33 AM
mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.

"Liberals" like William Safire, George Will, Paul Gigot, William Rasberry....and so on? the nine members of the conservative "Cartoonist's Group" who have won?
You really might want to peruse a list of Pulitzer winners before you make a blanket statement like that.
 
2010-09-05 11:18:40 AM
Paul Gigot is a member of the board, BTW.
 
2010-09-05 11:19:11 AM
mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs.

I think you might be confusing the Pulitzer with the Nobel.
 
2010-09-05 11:32:37 AM
Bocanegra: mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs.

I think you might be confusing the Pulitzer with the Nobel.


upload.wikimedia.org

is now a liberal, apparently.
 
2010-09-05 11:37:53 AM
Glad he's DEAD.
 
2010-09-05 11:39:53 AM
I know Eugene Robinson got one and so did Thomas Friedman. My problem is not that they're liberal but they're third rate at best. If you're sharing a recognition with Eugene Robinson and Thomas Friedman you have to think "what company am I keeping?"

If some conservatives were awarded then I suppose I have to take it back. But that doesnt change the other bit I said - it's nothing to be proud of.
 
2010-09-05 11:44:19 AM
The Pulitzer does lean liberal. Conservatives award money to their heros. So, you're conservative and you haven't been awarded any money? Sucker.
 
2010-09-05 11:50:34 AM
jso2897: mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.

"Liberals" like William Safire, George Will, Paul Gigot, William Rasberry....and so on? the nine members of the conservative "Cartoonist's Group" who have won?
You really might want to peruse a list of Pulitzer winners before you make a blanket statement like that.


Those guys are all liberals too. Do they earn their money by the sweat of their brow and the goodness of the soil? NO! They issue fancy proclamations from their ivory towers on their fancy stationary. Socialist libs, to a man!
 
2010-09-05 11:58:39 AM
mcoctopus: I know Eugene Robinson got one and so did Thomas Friedman..."
If some conservatives were awarded then I suppose I have to take it back. But that doesnt change the other bit I said - it's nothing to be proud of.


Every living politician in America that calls himself "conservative" is basically in lock-step with Friedman (especially on economics).

Who exactly would you consider "conservative" enough to make the Pulitzer balanced?
 
2010-09-05 12:00:24 PM
To bad, this was just another case of a talented commentator moving further and further left. I've watched with sadness as Gary Trudeau moved from equal opportunity satirist to left wing hack. This always seems to happen to succesful cartoonists, as the become wealthier they become more liberal. Maybe it's the company the keep or the parties they go to or they just want to be accepted as part of the elite "in crowd".
Unfortunately it reflects in their work as the target list becomes smaller and smaller. For that matter it's the same thing that happened to SNL.
 
2010-09-05 12:01:45 PM
The last book I read was 'The First Tycoon. The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt." It won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography this year. Although it's not the kind of screed that characterizes conservative writing these days, it is a loving look at a conservative hero.
 
2010-09-05 12:03:42 PM
tcan:

Or maybe he stayed in the same place and political discourse keeps moving further right?
Reagan's policies would paint him as a liberal RINO these days.
 
2010-09-05 12:17:43 PM
AmazingRuss: jso2897: mcoctopus: Pulitzer prize is nothing but a bunch of liberals patting each others backs. If you're a winner it's nothing to be ashamed of but it's nothing to be proud of either.

"Liberals" like William Safire, George Will, Paul Gigot, William Rasberry....and so on? the nine members of the conservative "Cartoonist's Group" who have won?
You really might want to peruse a list of Pulitzer winners before you make a blanket statement like that.

Those guys are all liberals too. Do they earn their money by the sweat of their brow and the goodness of the soil? NO! They issue fancy proclamations from their ivory towers on their fancy stationary. Socialist libs, to a man!


Oh, you. Just stop it.
 
2010-09-05 12:19:00 PM
Garble: tcan:

Or maybe he stayed in the same place and political discourse keeps moving further right?
Reagan's policies would paint him as a liberal RINO these days.


and Kennedy would be a war mongering neocon. I would say the discourse has moved more left than right.
 
2010-09-05 12:19:04 PM
Opposite: Glad he's DEAD.

Too late - he already lived a long, happy life in which he accomplished a thousand times more than you ever will.
 
2010-09-05 12:21:12 PM
I just flipped through my Doonesbury books. From 1970-72, when he was at Yale, his strips were mainly about college life. In 1973, the Washington Post dropped his strips that are collectively known as "Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!" Bill Keane has drifted more than Gary Trudeau. Family Circus used to be edgy.
 
2010-09-05 12:29:59 PM
tcan: Garble: tcan:

Or maybe he stayed in the same place and political discourse keeps moving further right?
Reagan's policies would paint him as a liberal RINO these days.

and Kennedy would be a war mongering neocon. I would say the discourse has moved more left than right.


I'm not sure either is the case. It seems to me that what's really happened is that our conventional notions of what constitute the left or the right, or (worse yet) "conservative" or "liberal" are ceasing to be meaningful. I think our social "discourse" has moved on from that, and that it isn't that simple anymore. I think it's telling that two people (yourself and Garble)who are intelligent non-trolls can see the issue in diametrically opposed terms.
I know I've been harping on this a lot lately - but it really seems to me that we need to undertake some serious revisions in the terms and parameters at play in our political discourse - because it's reached a point that goes well beyond mere "divisiveness" - it's reached the point where meaningful communication is giving way to incoherent and meaningless war chants whose only intention is to offend or intimidate the other "tribe".
 
2010-09-05 12:39:30 PM
I'm sad he died, but I've been missing him since 1993 when he left the LA Times. I've also been missing the LA Times.
 
2010-09-05 12:54:16 PM
inb4 he drew a cartoon of a liberal politician at least once a decade so he isn't a hack

/oops, after
 
2010-09-05 12:54:36 PM
Dear Jerk:
I just flipped through my Doonesbury books. From 1970-72, when he was at Yale, his strips were mainly about college life. In 1973, the Washington Post dropped his strips that are collectively known as "Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!" Bill Keane has drifted more than Gary Trudeau. Family Circus used to be edgy.

^^ it's true. Daddy used to come home drunk sometimes, and stuff like that.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-09-05 01:40:52 PM
I think the subtlety of this one escaped Independent Lens:

www.pbs.org

FTFA: In the late 1970s, an investigation by the House Assassinations Committee concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin of John F. Kennedy - but conspiracy theories still flourished.

Wikipedia: The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The committee was unable to identify the other gunmen or the extent of the conspiracy.

Watchoo talkin' bout PBS?
 
2010-09-05 02:26:27 PM
jso2897: tcan: Garble: tcan:

Or maybe he stayed in the same place and political discourse keeps moving further right?
Reagan's policies would paint him as a liberal RINO these days.

and Kennedy would be a war mongering neocon. I would say the discourse has moved more left than right.

I'm not sure either is the case. It seems to me that what's really happened is that our conventional notions of what constitute the left or the right, or (worse yet) "conservative" or "liberal" are ceasing to be meaningful. I think our social "discourse" has moved on from that, and that it isn't that simple anymore. I think it's telling that two people (yourself and Garble)who are intelligent non-trolls can see the issue in diametrically opposed terms.
I know I've been harping on this a lot lately - but it really seems to me that we need to undertake some serious revisions in the terms and parameters at play in our political discourse - because it's reached a point that goes well beyond mere "divisiveness" - it's reached the point where meaningful communication is giving way to incoherent and meaningless war chants whose only intention is to offend or intimidate the other "tribe".


As I have said before, the biggest difference between well intentioned liberals and conservatives is not the goals, it's the methodology to reach them. Unfortunately they are forced every 2 years into choosing a political party that best represents the methodology they favour. Even more unfortunate is that these political parties come with a lot of other baggage that they may not support but is tied to that party. This doesn't leave lot of choice for voters and results in the see-saw effect we have now. Adding fuel to this fire are the real extremes of the two sides who as you say give us "meaningless war chants " instead of discourse. I don't see a way out of this since the methodologies are sometimes diametricaly opposed and there is very little if any middle ground and as long as both sides exploit issues for politcal gain rather than solutions.
 
2010-09-05 02:37:18 PM
Dear Jerk: I just flipped through my Doonesbury books. From 1970-72, when he was at Yale, his strips were mainly about college life. In 1973, the Washington Post dropped his strips that are collectively known as "Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!" Bill Keane has drifted more than Gary Trudeau. Family Circus used to be edgy.

I was a huge fan of Doonsebury up until the 90's ( I still am when the strips are non-political). I can tell you the exact moment when he changed, it was during the first Clinton campaign and his alter ego "Rick Redfern" has an epiphany where he falls in love with Clinton(in a man crush way). From that day forward he has never attacked a Democrat in any meaningful way. He went from being an equal opportunity satirist to a just another anti-Republican cartoonist. The sad thing is that it makes his political strips unfunny because of where he's coming from. All the really great cartoonists have attacked both sides with equal vigor because it maintains their credibility, they are complete iconoclasts.
 
2010-09-05 03:05:19 PM
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R.I.P. Pete Conrad
 
2010-09-05 04:13:36 PM
Paul Conrad is one reason I can't stand Mark Fiore.

What Paul did in one frame, in b&w, Fiore can't do using Flash and Audio and Color and 60 seconds.

And Conrad could either be funny, blatantly obvious or even at times subtle, and Fiore is always a jackhammer.

RIP Paul Conrad.
 
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