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Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic
Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 2/10/10 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 02/10/2010 12:05:31 PM PST by paltz

"Where Mr. Houston is correct is in our accidently identifying in one of the held up signs, the group as being a part of the Tea Party instead of a generic protest group. That’s something that we need to apologize for and own up to, because it’s just one of those stupid mistakes that happened through a series of stupid incidents. "

According to to Mr. Quesada, the book was ready to go to printer, but the panel in question had a group of protesters handling signs with no words on them, so the editor asked the letterer to "fudge in" some quick believable slogans at the last minute. The letterer referred to this sign as a sample to work from. Unfortunately, the reach of the Tea Party smear job from broadcast media affected a story line at Marvel Comics, regardless of error. While, comic book companies want to give fantasy characters a sense of current day realism, wading into areas of politics is guaranteed kryptonite for at least half their readership.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blunders; captainamerica; leftists; marvelcomics; teaparty

1 posted on 02/10/2010 12:05:32 PM PST by paltz
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To: paltz

Look, if they made an honest mistake, then I can accept this as an apology.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 12:06:53 PM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: paltz

This is what happens when a comic publisher takes sides. They alienate 50% of their viewership (much like actors do).


3 posted on 02/10/2010 12:07:27 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: paltz

“...because it’s just one of those stupid mistakes that happened through a series of stupid incidents. “

No it isn’t, you liberal creep, and saying it is the OPPOSITE of “owning up”.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 12:08:44 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: paltz

How about nobody ever buy another Marvel product, sounds good to me.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:06 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: paltz

From what I have heard, it is not just the signs. The entire story line is hostile to anti-government-growth protesters. The explanation does not cover it.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:21 PM PST by Haiku Guy (Falling Poll Numbers / Will, from now on, be known as / Approval Poll Change)
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To: Lazamataz

The comic writer has been very leftist


7 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:33 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Lazamataz
Laza,,,I think they realized their error in judgment after this went viral.

Isn't Marvel hooked up with Disney?

8 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:39 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: paltz

“Mistakes were made” is impersonal and passive. Owning up is personal and impassive.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:48 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: GeronL

I would boycott but I must have my Spidey and Deadpool...


10 posted on 02/10/2010 12:12:21 PM PST by discomatic
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To: Soothesayer9

“They alienate 50% of their viewership (much like actors do).”

I think they alienate a lot more than 50 per cent of their readership because only about—I’ve forgotten the number exactly—24 to 28 per cent of the American people claim to be strict liberals. The 50 per cent mistake is the same one Air America made. “Duh, Hey, Al. Let’s put some liberal talk radio stations on the air. Yeah, they’ll be profitable. Don’t worry about a thing, Al. There’s no reason to do any demographic studies. Just trust me on this, will ya?”


11 posted on 02/10/2010 12:12:31 PM PST by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Haiku Guy
The page that featured the insult to Tea Party protests also have a black super hero saying he would not be welcome with that angry white crowd.

That ticks me off more that the tea party signs.

12 posted on 02/10/2010 12:13:05 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: paltz

It was also the remark that there are no blacks in the crowd that shows that this was no innocent blunder.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 12:14:56 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones
It was also the remark that there are no blacks in the crowd that shows that this was no innocent blunder.

Bingo.
14 posted on 02/10/2010 12:16:34 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: paltz

I don’t care enough to accept their apology.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 12:17:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Lazamataz
Look, if they made an honest mistake, then I can accept this as an apology.

I don't buy it. The dialogue implied that anti-tax protesters are racist:

Captain America says the protest appears to be an "anti-tax thing," and The Falcon [who is black] jokes that he likely would not be welcomed into the crowd of "angry white folks."

So even if you remove the reference to tea bagging you end up with Captain America and his sidekick describing anti-tax protesters as 'angry white folks.'

16 posted on 02/10/2010 12:17:59 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Haiku Guy

You have got to understand; they are liberals. Therefore, they are lying. Period, no questions. When they get caught, they try to weasle out with any lame explantion they can come up with. Usually they get cover by the “major” media. Not any more with the internet and cable. They are liars and they are sorry that they got exposed.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 12:18:27 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: paltz

Good. This just goes further to demonstrate to everyone that the pervasive leftist bias in this country goes deeper than anyone thought. Who would have guessed you’d see leftist garbage in a comic book? And a comic book about Captain America, no less? By the time these leftist a-holes are done, they will have finally revealed themselves to everyone, wherever they are.


18 posted on 02/10/2010 12:22:17 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Lazamataz
"Look, if they made an honest mistake, then I can accept this as an apology."

These are not honest mistakes. I was channel surfing last night and decided to check out a new show on FOX networks about a group of people who investigate murders and crimes by looking into the visions of people purported to have been reincarnated or some such crap.

I had just focused on the dialog when a woman said something to the effect that they had little to go on but it was enough because they knew the person they were looking for had certain characteristics. The guy said....."Yeah sure, we know he's white and angry! I'm thinking a Republican!"

I turned the channel off and I won't ever watch a single episode of that show, no matter how good or popular it might become. They killed it right there, as far as I am concerned.

19 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:16 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Lazamataz

Here are a couple of quotes from Ed Brubaker, who wrote this comic:

“Memo to Bachman and the rest of the tea crowd — We had a revolution already, it’s called an election,” Brubaker tweeted on Nov. 5.

Nine days later, he wrote: “What did we learn this week? That Sarah Palin is a lying idiot. Hey, welcome to 2008 again.”


20 posted on 02/10/2010 12:25:58 PM PST by Chesterbelloc
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To: paltz
"Where Mr. Houston is correct is in our accidently identifying in one of the held up signs, the group as being a part of the Tea Party instead of a generic protest group. That’s something that we need to apologize for and own up to, because it’s just one of those stupid mistakes that happened through a series of stupid incidents. "

Sorry not buying it

21 posted on 02/10/2010 12:26:27 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: paltz

heck, they may be getting tax credits for doing this. I recall an article about a decade ago describing how broadcasters were getting tax credits for putting social-behavior messages (mainly anti-drug i think) into their content.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 12:27:09 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: paltz

Marvel comic books jumped the shark in the early 90’s. The number of issues they sold peaked in the mid 80’s. If it wasn’t for their film franchises which mostly work off their pre-collapse story lines, they would already be out of business. Part of the reason for their collapse is they no longer can keep any consistency in their characters and suffer from attention deficit disorder. The current crop of creative talent is also adamantly left-leaning and enamored by group think in the entertainment business.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 12:30:32 PM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: discomatic

***I would boycott but I must have my Spidey and Deadpool...***

I’ll just stick with my 50 year old CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED, COMBAT and BORIS KARLOFF’S THRILLER.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 12:37:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GP-35 Grande Puissance-1935 and S&W .44)
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To: dirtymac

Except for the sorry part LOL...


25 posted on 02/10/2010 12:40:44 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: paltz

No more links...Interesting


26 posted on 02/10/2010 12:57:16 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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To: paltz
I went to eBay and they are selling for 20 dollars now.

Of course I spent a couple hundred euros on other comics. This is how I get into bad trouble with my wife. Goodbye cruel world!

(but i got this! #1-41 )

27 posted on 02/10/2010 12:57:51 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (I consume, therefor I am.)
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To: Admin Moderator
http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2010/feb/10/marvel-admits-mistake-captain-america-comic/

working link

28 posted on 02/10/2010 12:58:45 PM PST by paltz
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To: paltz
I remember when Superman stood for “Truth, Justice and the American Way” he'd have none of Marvel’s BS.
29 posted on 02/10/2010 1:01:15 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: discomatic

>> I would boycott but I must have my Spidey and Deadpool... <<

Buy used comics then instead so the profits go down for marvell, or use a greyer market....


30 posted on 02/10/2010 1:19:06 PM PST by GraceG
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To: paltz
How about we spam Marvell's E-mail with pics like this?:
31 posted on 02/10/2010 1:21:54 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Lazamataz
Look, if they made an honest mistake, then I can accept this as an apology.

So I suppose we need to decide if it was an honest mistake, or if they were another liberal group who were clueless to the massive number of paying customers who are part of the Tea Party movement.

Any ideas on how to find an answer?

32 posted on 02/10/2010 1:23:43 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: dirtymac
You have got to understand; they are liberals. Therefore, they are lying. Period, no questions.

John 8:44
44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

33 posted on 02/10/2010 1:26:07 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: dirtymac
O.K., I’ve been reading Marvel comics since I was probably five years old. Action #1 (the first Superman) paid off my uncle’s home in the 70’s. I learned to read on comics; but, I’ve always known they had a liberal hook. You have to remember , these folks are artists and we know artists lean far to the left. I have to admit though, this hurts.

I am usually a huge Marvel fan. I was a G.I. Joe fan in the 80’s. The lefties would probably hate this, G.I. Joe and DC’s G.I. Combat (the Haunted Tank) solidified my desire to join the Army.

I don’t want to be critical; however, they have gone so far the left in recent years that I don’t use any of my $100,000.00 income to buy comics anymore, and that actually makes me as unhappy as their accountants must be. I am sure I am not the only adauld kid that would love to read a comic but don’t want to be preached at.

34 posted on 02/10/2010 1:33:22 PM PST by Takethathill (Put on the whole Armor of God. Ephesians 6:10-18)
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To: mware

Last night on the Fox Network (not Fox News) after AmIdol there was a show about past lives. A murder perp was described as “white” and “angry,” to which one of the “investigators” quipped “we suspect he’s Republican.”

I switched the channel and guess won’t visit it again, except for ‘24,’ which has declined in quality lately anyway. Maybe just give up tv.

(GOT SNOW?)


35 posted on 02/10/2010 1:41:39 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: EDINVA
Oh yeah we got snow with a capital S.

We did get one day of school in so far this week. I very much doubt that we have school tomorrow. The wind is beginning to kick up now although the snow seems to be letting up some.

36 posted on 02/10/2010 1:46:23 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: EDINVA

Forget about that snow letting up. It is now coming down harder than all day.


37 posted on 02/10/2010 1:47:29 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

Our snow pretty much stopped around 2p, but we’re still under warning because of the winds. This am it was total blizzard, with heavy snow, whiteout, blowing in every direction. So far so good on power, thank GOD.

One of our local school districts on Monday decided they wouldn’t even bother trying to open this week. Others took it a day or two at a time .. bottom line, none will be back till next Tuesday! And, they were closed the entire week before Christmas. We don’t “do” snow well in VA.

Probably the feds will open with liberal leave in effect on Friday so they ‘look good.’ And THEN have a 3 day weekend!


38 posted on 02/10/2010 4:23:33 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: MrB

I really like your response. Lying is a Democrats (Obuma) native language. Perfect.


39 posted on 02/11/2010 10:34:44 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: Takethathill

It just proves that reading comics does not harm the mind . You and I both turned out well even with a strong diet of comic books. My mother wailed about my reading habits but what she overlooked was that “I was reading”.


40 posted on 02/11/2010 10:36:46 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: Takethathill
these folks are artists and we know artists lean far to the left.

So true....Alan Moore is the BEST and he's as whacked left as you can get.

41 posted on 02/11/2010 10:45:25 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: GeronL
The comic writer has been very leftist...

Probably the same guy who is setting Obama's economic policy. It has all the comic book realism about it.

42 posted on 02/11/2010 10:49:18 AM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: dirtymac

I’ve found that the Word contains transcendent truth, applicable at any time throughout history, kind of a “living sword”.


43 posted on 02/11/2010 11:20:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: GraceG

great pic


44 posted on 02/11/2010 12:12:28 PM PST by servantoftheservant (`)
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To: paltz

Comics? People still buy these things?


45 posted on 02/11/2010 12:14:53 PM PST by wigswest
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