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(Columbus Dispatch)   'Doonesbury' creator Gary Trudeau is no longer drawing daily comics so he can focus on his TV show, but that's not stopping readers from assuming this is all part of a vast, right-wing plot by newspaper editors to silence him forever   (dispatch.com) divider line 77
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2014-03-19 08:42:11 PM

06Wahoo: fusillade762: Benjimin_Dover: What right-wing editors?

The paper's editorial staff traditionally has had a conservative slant.[5][6][7] The paper's last endorsement of a Democrat as a Presidential candidate, was for the re-election of Woodrow Wilson in 1916

Finding only one example really only helps to cement his argument.  But I'm sure papers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Fransisco Chronicle, etc. are glad you think they slant to the right.


One example is plenty when it's THE NEWSPAPER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
 
2014-03-19 08:59:54 PM
Csb

Got nothin but love for doonesbury and Gary Trudeau. His work on BD's readjustment and PTSD helped out when I was doing outreach for the Vet Center. I wanted to use one of the comics for outreach material, and had to contact his people to get permission. They were great about it.
/csb

//if you ever get a chance, read the compendiums on BD's journey from Walter Reed to a Vet Center. Good stuff.
 
2014-03-19 09:08:34 PM

fat_free: Canada needs him now more than ever.

/Get it? :-P


Well, they can have him after he serves his ten-year prison sentence for fraud.
 
2014-03-19 09:10:35 PM

fat_free: Canada needs him now more than ever.

/Get it? :-P


img.fark.net

/not obscure
//unless you were talking about Joey Smallwood
///Newfies love slashies
////and rum
 
2014-03-19 09:12:11 PM

SoupJohnB: It's "Mallard" Fillmore, younglings.  It's one-note RW crap, but it still sells shoes and Lincolns.

/to the oldlings


They can always replace it with Prickly City.

/retch
 
2014-03-19 09:20:27 PM
THANKS DIEFENBACKER!
 
2014-03-19 09:59:44 PM
Too bad he just got 10 years in jail.
s1.ibtimes.com
 
2014-03-19 10:27:48 PM

phamwaa: SoupJohnB: It's "Mallard" Fillmore, younglings.  It's one-note RW crap, but it still sells shoes and Lincolns.

/to the oldlings

They can always replace it with Prickly City.

/retch


I was trying to remember the name of that comic. It's painfully unfunny. Then again, I don't get Doonesbury usually either.

/At least my paper has Pearls Before Swine
 
2014-03-19 10:31:51 PM
It's funny how all the pencil dick progressives say "Who?" to show they are too cool for old man newspaper and yet ten years from now their illegitimate children will be saying "Who?" when there's a news story about Occupy Wall Street or the repealed ACA.
 
2014-03-19 10:56:33 PM
rlv.zcache.co.uk
I actually like some of his stuff, but you'll never hear a Lib admit to liking any Mallard Fillmore.
 
2014-03-19 11:09:04 PM

Alleyoop: [rlv.zcache.co.uk image 324x324]
I actually like some of his stuff, but you'll never hear a Lib admit to liking any Mallard Fillmore.


Yeah, ain't them libs hypocritical like that? A conservative will admit he likes Masterpiece Theater, but libs won't admit that Dog the Bounty Hunter is just as good!
 
2014-03-19 11:35:28 PM
Never understood the attraction to Doonesbury....it certainly was never 'funny'.
 
2014-03-19 11:45:27 PM

Alleyoop: [rlv.zcache.co.uk image 324x324]
I actually like some of his stuff, but you'll never hear a Lib admit to liking any Mallard Fillmore.


I don't like Mallard Fillmore and I don't like you.
 
2014-03-20 12:08:47 AM

jso2897: Alleyoop: [rlv.zcache.co.uk image 324x324]
I actually like some of his stuff, but you'll never hear a Lib admit to liking any Mallard Fillmore.

Yeah, ain't them libs hypocritical like that? A conservative will admit he likes Masterpiece Theater, but libs won't admit that Dog the Bounty Hunter is just as good!


I think they both suck. What does that make me?
 
2014-03-20 12:23:20 AM

Alleyoop: you'll never hear a Lib admit to liking any Mallard Fillmore.


I don't think that's necessarily liberals. Just people who appreciate good humor.
 
2014-03-20 12:37:01 AM
I thought he was dead ..
 
2014-03-20 12:52:20 AM
Some baker is smoking weed in the football huddle in today's strip.  Hilarious, not, just stupid.

If you don't want to do dailies, don't do dailies.

That said, Doonesbury hasn't been smart, funny, or relevant for 20 years or more.  As bad as Dilbert.
 
2014-03-20 03:20:49 AM

oldpickupguy: Some baker is smoking weed in the football huddle in today's strip...


That would be a very young Zonker Harris. You can tell Doonesbury characters by their nose profiles. It's just like that scene from the plastic surgeon's office in Roxanne.

If you don't want to do dailies, don't do dailies.

It's not as simple as that. If he relinquishes the spaces in various papers, he can't get them back. He learned this the hard way when he took a year's hiatus around 1983 and just about had to reboot.

That said, Doonesbury hasn't been smart, funny, or relevant for 20 years or more.

Ah, so you've not read the BD Comes Home series. I guess wars don't involve lost limbs where you live. Must be nice.

I'm an old Doonesbury junkie. I had the privilege of scoring all of the 1970s books for cheap back in 1989. Thus I need to catch up on anything that happened in the mid-1990s to about five years ago.

I like Trudeau's decision. "Just watch me..." oh wait, wrong Trudeau, right era.

..ahem. If he wants to create more of a following, what better way on the newspaper side? He's been writing a story for 44 years (longer, if you count the years of them from his time at Yale). You can only rewind one year on Slate without paying.

Besides, he doesn't seem interested in retiring. TV is fickle, but newspapers still run Peanuts (you know, the Met Life cartoons). Charles Schultz was not alive in any part of the 21st Century. It's like finding fossils in your cereal.

By the way, if you're wondering why he's on the op-ed page instead of the funnies in many newspapers: that started during Watergate. Mark was reading from hearing testimony then got a zealous look in his eyes and said "that means he's guilty! Guilty guilty guilty!" When you said that about a standing president back then, editors didn't want to get calls from the Mary Worth crowd.
 
2014-03-20 08:19:25 AM
So am I reading this right?  This article basically confirmed there's a second season?  Not bad.  The show is decent, will watch.  But the last episode of this season was really weird; it just seemed like another episode, not a season finale.
 
2014-03-20 08:42:20 AM

Alleyoop: [rlv.zcache.co.uk image 324x324]
I actually like some of his stuff, but you'll never hear a Lib admit to liking any Mallard Fillmore.


It is a bad comic strip.
 
2014-03-20 10:34:20 AM
www.techi.com
 
2014-03-20 01:20:55 PM

oldpickupguy: That said, Doonesbury hasn't been smart, funny, or relevant for 20 years or more. As bad as Dilbert.

cdnet.myxer.com

 
2014-03-20 01:35:55 PM

Begoggle: I don't like Mallard Fillmore and I don't like you.


muddlingtowardmaturity.typepad.com
 
2014-03-20 04:57:30 PM
Uh...Bloom County for the win?

/Old, liberal, etc.
 
2014-03-20 07:53:00 PM

fusillade762: 06Wahoo: fusillade762: Benjimin_Dover: What right-wing editors?

The paper's editorial staff traditionally has had a conservative slant.[5][6][7] The paper's last endorsement of a Democrat as a Presidential candidate, was for the re-election of Woodrow Wilson in 1916

Finding only one example really only helps to cement his argument.  But I'm sure papers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Fransisco Chronicle, etc. are glad you think they slant to the right.

One example is plenty when it's THE NEWSPAPER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.


My comment was on subby's headline which has in it "part of a vast, right-wing plot by newspaper editors to silence him forever" implying that the ONE paper in TFA is part of such a vast network of right wing newspaper editors.  I'm glad you were able to find one out of the thousands in the country.
 
2014-03-20 11:26:29 PM

Benjimin_Dover: fusillade762: 06Wahoo: fusillade762: Benjimin_Dover: What right-wing editors?

The paper's editorial staff traditionally has had a conservative slant.[5][6][7] The paper's last endorsement of a Democrat as a Presidential candidate, was for the re-election of Woodrow Wilson in 1916

Finding only one example really only helps to cement his argument.  But I'm sure papers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Fransisco Chronicle, etc. are glad you think they slant to the right.

One example is plenty when it's THE NEWSPAPER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

My comment was on subby's headline which has in it "part of a vast, right-wing plot by newspaper editors to silence him forever" implying that the ONE paper in TFA is part of such a vast network of right wing newspaper editors.  I'm glad you were able to find one out of the thousands in the country.


Well subby's headline was wrong. TFA was only about one newspaper.

In any event you are now free to return to your home universe where the sky is purple and the Washington Times, New York Post, Wall Street Journal and their ilk do not exist.
 
2014-03-21 07:52:23 AM

fusillade762: Benjimin_Dover: fusillade762: 06Wahoo: fusillade762: Benjimin_Dover: What right-wing editors?

The paper's editorial staff traditionally has had a conservative slant.[5][6][7] The paper's last endorsement of a Democrat as a Presidential candidate, was for the re-election of Woodrow Wilson in 1916

Finding only one example really only helps to cement his argument.  But I'm sure papers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Fransisco Chronicle, etc. are glad you think they slant to the right.

One example is plenty when it's THE NEWSPAPER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

My comment was on subby's headline which has in it "part of a vast, right-wing plot by newspaper editors to silence him forever" implying that the ONE paper in TFA is part of such a vast network of right wing newspaper editors.  I'm glad you were able to find one out of the thousands in the country.

Well subby's headline was wrong. TFA was only about one newspaper.

In any event you are now free to return to your home universe where the sky is purple and the Washington Times, New York Post, Wall Street Journal and their ilk do not exist.


There's 3 more.  So you are what, up to .05%?   I'm fairly certain you cannot list even 1% of newspapers that are right wing.
 
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