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CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's
newsbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT by rktman

Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump].

Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just hours earlier on NPR's Morning Edition, he hinted that he was indeed making a political statement:

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You have to scroll down to the comments section and check out the "modified" cover for the archie dies issue. I'd post it but I'm not sure how to do so.
1 posted on 07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Maybe this link?

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1161/6871/original.jpg


2 posted on 07/17/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Who gives a damn about Archie? Veronica..now there’s a hottie.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rktman

They’re actually talking about it? How many people under 30 watch their channel and actually know what Archie comics are? It’s a non-story.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: Don Corleone

It’s only a matter of time before Veronica is revealed as a tranny.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 6:36:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: rktman

6 posted on 07/17/2014 6:37:13 AM PDT by struggle
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To: rktman

I think we all knew it was coming.

Have to find the thread from a while back about Archie’s impending death.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 6:37:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rktman

If you are an adult still reading Atchie comics, you have maturity issues.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 6:37:37 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Don Corleone

I have never actually seen anyone buy Archie. I’ve seen them given to kids as gifts and that’s it. I certainly can’t imagine the dude who passes over the laser gun barbarian superhero book for a book about the hijinks of high school kids. It would be like someone trying to explain why the jewelry shopping show is actually much better than boring old baseball.

Freegards


9 posted on 07/17/2014 6:37:40 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: rktman

Perfect metaphor for Liberals and Liberalism. Characters with no depth living in a comic book world.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rktman

Um, the “gay senator” who was killed was a proponent of “gun control” in the comic book (allegedly).

The articles have described his would be assailant as a “stalker”.

of course this is agitprop to serve political ends.

Keep this crap out of the “funny books”.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: rktman

12 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:23 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: struggle

Thanks struggle. I really appreciate that. Some FReepers are more adept at posting stuff than others. I guess I’m an “other”. LOL! :>}


13 posted on 07/17/2014 6:40:38 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

MASON: Goldwater insists it’s not a sales gimmick. The older Archie will not magically be reborn.

GOLDWATER: Archie is not a superhero. Bullets don’t bounce off his chest. He’s a human being.

MASON: But Archie will have an afterlife as his old teenage self, and in a new zombie comic that’s become the series’ bestseller. Anthony Mason, CBS News, New York.


So without the Death of Archie, there is no Zombie Archie for the afterlife comics.

Does Zombie Archie seek revenge on the “homophobic gun nut” who murdered him?

To have Casper the friendly ghost, there must be Casper the dead little boy.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 6:42:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Baynative

LOL! Thanks for that.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 6:42:58 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Baynative

Hahahah Well done

Leave it to libtards to screw everything up with their perverted agenda


16 posted on 07/17/2014 6:43:35 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: struggle
It was EXTREMELY BAD TASTE for Mr. Goldwater to authorize his company to make a mockery of the RFK assassination. Same image.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 6:45:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Isn’t Casper the ghost of Richie Rich?


18 posted on 07/17/2014 6:45:29 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: rktman

My guess is that plummeting sales killed Archie.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 6:46:06 AM PDT by all the best
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To: rktman

what does one call “Archie” without Archie?


20 posted on 07/17/2014 6:46:09 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: rktman

........as soon as I ran into the word “gay”, as always, I quit reading.........!


21 posted on 07/17/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: rktman

Who stalks a gay man? Usually an ex-boyfriend.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Baynative

Betty could have given birth and put the baby up for adoption.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 6:48:00 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: all the best

Mr. Goldwater is a drama queen.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 6:48:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: txrefugee

I outgrew Archie at around third grade.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 6:48:42 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Don Corleone

I’m glad he didn’t take a “flesh bullet” from behind.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 6:51:30 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: Politicalkiddo

It seems like just about everything nowadays has a political statement.

Why is Archie getting shot, and saves his homosexual friend in the process?? Why is it the homosexual, of all of the characters, who gets saved?

Why do so many TV shows have homosexual characters nowadays? And why are those characters invariably cast in only a positive light???

Why are clergy on TV frequently presented in a negative way?

None of this is coincidence. Liberals are now to the level of using comic books to indoctrinate people.

I read Archie comics when I was young, many years ago. I fondly remember the adventures of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie Mantle, Jughead. I remember Miss Grundy and Mr. Weatherbee from Riverdale High School.

At the risk of nostalgia clouding memory, I certainly don’t remember any political statements being made about social/political issues, such as they have decided to do with homosexuality nowadays.


27 posted on 07/17/2014 6:51:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Politicalkiddo

In 1975, there were probably twenty-five million Americans who knew Richie Rich and Archie. Today? I’d put the number closer to 200,000.

If you go browse around the internet, the Archie company won’t even discuss current readership...which might be a red-flag that they are way down on monthly sales.

To bring the numbers up? Well...honestly....Archie would have to take a bullet for a gay Hispanic guy from the Ozarks who really wants Jughead bad, drives a black Camaro, cleans Veronica’s Mom’s car every Saturday while wearing spandex, and is a re-re-reborn Christian but won’t admit it in public.

Seriously, I just can’t imagine any eleven-year-old kid today....reading Archie unless they are stuck at Grandma’s house for the summer and she’s buying this comic book stuff in discount from the local grocery.


28 posted on 07/17/2014 6:53:03 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: rktman
''' he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it."

I garon-dam-tee that the demographic committing the 'gun violence' in this country has no clue what an 'Archie' is and will never see Jon Goldwater's social lesson. This is merely preening for leftist status as king of the moral hill. "Gaze upon me for I am more moral than thee."

29 posted on 07/17/2014 6:56:54 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: txrefugee

That raises a good question. Who is the audience this bunch is trying to reach? I can’t believe kids would be attracted to stuff like this. Who exactly is buying this?


30 posted on 07/17/2014 6:57:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: rktman

There have been so many instances of comics pushing the PC-agenda, but this really crosses over into a kind of ham-fisted propaganda that just doesn’t seem, at its core, innately “American” anymore.

Archie is an iconic character, one of the first cultural manifastations of “teen” culture (although Henry Aldrich precedes him by a few years), which really didn’t exist before the 1940s. Even in the 60s/70s and perhaps 80s, it was a strip that reflected nothing but a sense of innocuous, “carefree” humor. That was virtually its reason for being. Now being used as a platform for a truly sick political/social agenda is a reversal of everything it once represented.

It really is depraved, what’s happening to the culture.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 6:57:41 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Don Corleone

Until they transform her into a comic version of Sandra Fluke. Or a dyke.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 6:58:07 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rktman

I feel sorry for the ww2 generation. You fought for a society that would eventually turn around and spit on everything you held dear. Patriotism is seen as brutish. Christianity is talked of as narrow minded. The idea of a family environment is thought of as an antiquated idea.

And now even icons of the post-war era have been debased into political props.

That loss of the cultural war in the 60s may well have been the most devastating loss America ever suffered.


33 posted on 07/17/2014 6:59:00 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

His “friend” is a gay married military man against guns.

No agenda. Nope. Nosiree!


34 posted on 07/17/2014 7:01:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: struggle

LOL


35 posted on 07/17/2014 7:03:15 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Bogey78O

This is NOT the Archie of old.

http://generationexploitation.blogspot.ca/2006/06/history-of-christian-archi_114951302719460209.html


36 posted on 07/17/2014 7:04:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: rktman; GeronL
So do health care providers, civic associations, corporations, politicians, academics, and journalists these days...


37 posted on 07/17/2014 7:07:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yeah, but then planned parenthood wouldnt have gotten paid.


38 posted on 07/17/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT by lowbridge
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39 posted on 07/17/2014 7:08:58 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rktman

Archie takes a Protein Torpedo in the bum.


40 posted on 07/17/2014 7:12:32 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rktman

Instead of making their own dirty comic book, the Left bought a conservative comic and corrupted it.

This is what they are going for with the Boy Scouts, etc.

They want to destroy anything good and clean.


41 posted on 07/17/2014 7:21:05 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: Fresh Wind
"It’s only a matter of time before Veronica is revealed as a tranny."

With sexy man arms.

42 posted on 07/17/2014 7:22:13 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: Bogey78O

“I feel sorry for the ww2 generation”.
Is it just possible that because the ww2 generation came home and busted they’re buns for family & country but ignored what was going on politically and socially here helped to create the problem? I was born in 1940 and believe this to be true. My mother comes from a family of 11 of which five men served in the war. My father came from a family of six of which four men served. They were all so wrapped up in the opportunity to improve family life that they forgot what they fought for. If we were in that position we probably would have done the same. I am not trying to lay blame here but am trying to figure things out.


43 posted on 07/17/2014 7:24:28 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: rktman

A more likely ending would be Archie dying of AIDS complications, getting HIV infection during a homosexual rape


44 posted on 07/17/2014 7:26:08 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
With sexy man arms.

Just like Michelle Antoinette.

45 posted on 07/17/2014 7:30:24 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Bogey78O

True, but let’s remember they voted for the Kennedys, LBJ, “The Great Society” decades of Dem dominated Congresses . . . and spoiled their Baby Boomer kids.

Then pooh-poohed the Drug Culture, porn, abortion, “affirmative action” (i.e. quotas), big spending, etc. Also the “justices” were from that generation.

A Great Generation, for sure, but they too had their issues, one that have been comin home to roost


46 posted on 07/17/2014 7:32:19 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: rktman

Is this a spoof? They are actually having Archie killed off by an anti-gay stalker? So they are ending Archie comic books, or will Archie be resurrected like Jesus? If he is resurrected, will he then sit at the right hand of the Father to judge the living and the dead?


47 posted on 07/17/2014 7:35:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: UnwashedPeasant
"They want to destroy anything good and clean."

I first became aware of this more than forty years ago, at screenings of the original Errol Flynn "Robin Hood" movie and the original "Time Machine" movie, both of which were included in a summer old-movie series in a college area. Any expression of idealism, humanitarianism, or traditional male heroism was met with sneers and guffaws from the leftist audience.
48 posted on 07/17/2014 7:40:58 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: A_Former_Democrat

It ain’t rape if he’s willing.


49 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:04 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

It’s becoming clear: Christians are rapidly being forced to choose sides in a way they never have before in the USA. Paganism is becoming mandatory in this culture, and Obama has hit the gas pedal.


50 posted on 07/17/2014 7:44:04 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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