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  • Civil Rights 50 Years On and “Um…the kids want their own water fountains.”

    11/10/2015 7:32:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    m ^ | 11-10-2015 | MOTUS
    Ah the 1960’s: the decade of America’s counter-cultural revolution. Youthful revolutionaries circa 1960 found fault with America’s materialism and sought to improve society’s inequities tied to race, class, and gender. Campus unrest was rampant, civil discourse was not-so-civil, and everyone, everywhere seemed consumed by racial tension fueled by charges of discrimination. Had we done a better job, perhaps we wouldn’t still be litigating the same grievances 50 years hence.At the half century mark all we’ve effectively done is impose mandatory politically correct speech, create campus “safe spaces” and raise children who grow more hyper-sensitive to real and/or perceived micro-aggressions with...
  • Garry Trudeau, Call Your Office

    12/30/2014 6:19:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sonny Bunch
    I realize that Doonesbury is nothing more than liberal pap designed to make Baby Boomers feel good about themselvesyes, yes, Garry Trudeau, Republicans are squares and warmongers, we get it, youre from the 60s, get out, back to the 60s, theres no place for you here in the future!but even still, this weekends strip is pretty egregiously terrible. Check it out, itll only take you a couple of seconds to read. If you dont want to read it, allow me to describe it to you. One of the characters, a mom, is telling her daughter than shes not allowed to...
  • Finally - A Funny Doonesbury About Life - and No Leftist Politics

    11/18/2012 9:09:04 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/18/12 | Trudeau
  • Opinion: Why "Doonesbury" gets it wrong

    03/15/2012 9:52:27 PM PDT · by Tolkien · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/15/12 | Melinda Fredricks
    Despite opponents claims to the contrary, the real controversy concerning the newly enacted Texas Sonogram Law is that it took an act of the legislature to give women considering an abortion the information they deserve about this medical procedure.
  • Chicago Tribune Suspends 'Doonesbury' Comic Strip Over Sarah Palin Jokes

    09/12/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 73 replies
    The Chicago Tribune has decided to pull the daily comic strip "Doonesbury" for the entire week from its newspapers and website. The controversy is over a week-long series of satirical material that makes fun of Sarah Palin, the failed Vice-Presidential candidate and the Alaskan Governor who quit her job after just over two years to become a conservative pundit & Tea Party icon. Facing hefty amounts of criticism and charges of censorship, Chicago Tribune's Senior Vice-president and Editor Gerould W. Kern released a statement, which will be printed inside of tomorrow's newspaper. The statement reads: "This week we are not...
  • In Doonesbury, Palin Biography The Rogue Gets A Comic-Strip Tease

    09/11/2011 9:07:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2011 | Michael Cavna
    In Doonesbury, Palin Biography The Rogue Gets A Comic-Strip Tease Michael Cavna September 11, 2011 It all started in the summer of 2010, when author Joe McGinniss migrated from Massachusetts to Alaska, to be closer to nature. Human nature, at least, as it plays out on the Sarah Palin homestead. The self-assigned Palin biographer, as you may recall, made headlines by renting a residence in Wasilla and moving in next door to Palin as if moving in on his prey. The former Alaska guv sounded ticked. McGinniss sounded tickled. And much of the public chose sides over all this northern...
  • Doonesbury's Icon For Obama: "The Full Monti"

    06/27/2011 2:39:41 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    June 27, 2011 | kiryandil
    Being as how it's been VERY difficult for Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury fame to choose an icon for Obama in his comic rag, since Obama is all complex and stuff, I have a proposal for Mr. Trudeau. Using the Buffoon-In-Chief's own slapstick schtick over his "forgetfulness" when it comes to the commoners who fight his wars for him, I propose that we nickname Barry "The Full Monti", in honor of Mr. Obama showing that he has no clothes when it comes to the memory of Medal of Honor recipients, living or otherwise. As for Mr. Trudeau's Obama icon, I propose...
  • Doonesbury creator says Obama is hard to satirize (Barf)

    10/27/2010 11:00:33 AM PDT · by mmanager · 50 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 27, 2010 | STEVE PARKER
    Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau says President Barack Obama is difficult to satirize. In an interview marking Doonesbury's 40th anniversary,'s David Plotz asked Trudeau: Who's the hardest politician to satirize, and why? Trudeau answered:
  • Doonesbury

    07/04/2010 11:27:34 AM PDT · by altura · 64 replies ^ | July 4, 2010 | Gary Trudeau
    Never thought I'd see a Doonesbury comic like this. Disillusionment, anyone?
  • Doonesbury: Sunday September 27th, 2009

    09/27/2009 7:39:02 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 24 replies · 2,155+ views
    Myself | 09/27/2009 | Captain Peter Blood
    Anyone see today's Sunday "Doonesbry" column? As many of you know the Ultra-Left starting with made insidious references President George W. Bush being Adolf Hitler reincarnate. That we were living under a repressive regime, etc.. Well today Gary Trudeau in "Doonesbury" seems to be making the same kind of comparison to President Obama except in his case it isn't too far from the truth. Any thoughts out there on this? Is this an example of some of the Left having grave doubts about Obama? Have at it then with your opinions.
  • A Memorial Day Tradition Comes to an End

    05/27/2009 9:23:53 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-09 | Wordsmith
    Above is the Doonesbury cartoon that ran this past Sunday. What's different about it from previous Memorial Day Doonesbury 'toons? Well, in 2004, a new tradition began to "honor" Memorial Day and the recently fallen: Cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau on Memorial Day will devote his comic strip "Doonesbury" to listing U.S. military personnel who have been killed during the war in Iraq. More than 700 names will appear in tiny type over six panels in the Sunday strip. A note beneath the final panel will say, "List as of April 23, 2004 Comic strip historians say it is the...
  • Bonfire of the Platitudes

    04/10/2009 8:31:45 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,654+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 April 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    President Obamas trip to Europe last week offered several more opportunities to observe his speeches. I listened to several of them, to see if they had changed at all. They had not. On my desktop I have stored two Doonesbury cartoons from decades years ago. Back then, when many of Doonesburys characters were still the same ones we both knew in college, I admired his work. (That was before his politics turned vicious and non-factual, shall we say._ The best of a cartoonists skill is to skewer his subject with a handful of words and a few strokes of the...
  • Why did the Washington Post censor todays Doonesbury comic strip?

    02/27/2009 3:45:41 PM PST · by slomark · 5 replies · 1,156+ views
    Many times over the years, newspapers have chosen not to run Doonesbury comic strips for one reason or another. Creator Garry Trudeau often focuses on topics that editors and readers find offensive. Today, the Washington Post was so offended that it refused to run the strip. What was the topic they found so offensive? Was it sex? Drugs? Crude language? No, the topic was the recent layoffs at the Washington Post. Instead, they ran a Doonesbury Flashback stripa rerun. So much for the WaPo, that vaunted bastion of free speech and truth. The real question, though, should be, why does...
  • Doonesbury strip gives vets a happy thought to celebrate with

    11/09/2008 2:49:10 PM PST · by jessduntno · 29 replies · 220+ views ^ | 11/09/2008 | doonesbury
    Doonesbury strip gives vets a happy thought to celebrate with...after all, don't ALL vets fet drunk and go home to beat everyone up? Does your local paper carry this shite? Have you canceled your subscription yet? Waiting for a good reason?
  • Doonesbury calls the election

    10/31/2008 1:12:36 PM PDT · by careyb · 13 replies · 853+ views
    One cartoonist is so sure Democrat Barack Obama will win next week's presidential election that he's already pre-drawn a victory strip for publication in next Wednesday's editions of subscribing newspapers. John Robinson, editor of the News & Record, says the Doonesbury strip "is set in Iraq with his military characters sitting around a television as Obama is declared the next President of the United States." The Boston Globe says editors are being offered a replacement comic strip if they "don't want to go out on that limb."
  • Tale of Two Comics

    10/26/2008 12:27:10 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 10 replies · 1,388+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 10/26/2008 | Guy Smith
    Doonesbury is doomed. ... One lesson the book provided was simply that the put on is mightier than the put down. Insults are easy as any observer of the current election cycle can attest. Ragging on the opposition with grace and humor takes intelligence. When humor is lost, so is ones advantage. This is why Garry Trudeau is sunk. A pair of Sunday comics paints such a stark contrast between political observation and humor that it shows why old comics should fade away. On this day both Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) and Chris Muir (Day by Day) opined on current issues...
  • Mallard Fillmore VS Doonesbury

    06/12/2007 4:02:36 PM PDT · by Alien Syndrome · 24 replies · 1,406+ views
    Alien Syndrome
    Last week, after watching the Half Hour News Hour, I compared it to the Daily show only to realize that Fox news has once again validated one of my principles. It is my belief that only conservatives can truly understand humor at any level. For the propose of this article I will focus on one of the subjects I know best, comic strips. This is an area that conservative humor really shines through; which is easily seen since most successful comics have been written by conservatives (especially with political comics). Now there are some liberal comic strips that do well...
  • Mitt Romney Takes More Heat As Cartoon Character

    04/08/2007 11:56:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,163+ views ^ | 4/8/07 | Doug Ware
    (KUTV) BOSTON - Former Massachusetts governor and Salt Lake Olympic chief Mitt Romney has gotten plenty of media attention this week not for his political campaign, but rather for appearing in a comic strip. Romney, who is running for president, has appeared in the satirical comic strip Doonesbury all week long. The comic features Romney speaking to a fictional radio show host about his campaign, and his reported flip flops on certain issues. Say it aint so, governor, the radio host says in one of this weeks comic strips. Changed positions on abortion, gun control and gay rights. Whats...
  • Orson Scott Card: Doonesbury vs. America [OSC debunks Trudeau comparing Bush and Clinton]

    11/30/2006 9:32:18 AM PST · by Tolik · 84 replies · 2,848+ views
    The Ornery American ^ | November 19, 2006 | Orson Scott Card
    Does anybody here remember when Doonesbury was funny? Never mind. It was funny this past Sunday, in a bitter, ironic kind of way. The comic strip, by Garry Trudeau, shows a professor teaching a class, in which he compares two presidents -- Bush and Clinton. Of Bush he says, "The first president initiates a bloody, costly, unending war on false premises ... and approves covert policies of illegal detentions, kangaroo courts, extraordinary renditions, torture, and warrantless wiretapping of thousands of Americans." Of Clinton, he says, "The second president lies about hooking up with an intern. Question: Which one should be...
  • Ted Rall Says He Might Sue Ann Coulter

    02/13/2006 12:08:29 PM PST · by stinkerpot65 · 190 replies · 7,118+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 2/13/06 | Dave Astor
    NEW YORK Columnist Ann Coulter made a provocative remark Friday about "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau and editorial cartoonist Ted Rall. Trudeau is shrugging it off, but Rall is considering a lawsuit. Coulter reportedly said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.: "Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and The New York Times have made submissions."
  • Wounded warrior feels Trudeau book helps amputees (Trudeau: book advance/profits to Fisher House)

    02/03/2006 7:06:17 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 556+ views
    Army News Service ^ | 2/2/2006 | Army News Service
    WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2006) Gary Trudeau, nationally syndicated comic artist and political satirist, signed copies of his new Doonesbury book The Long Road Home Tuesday at the Pentagon concourse. Among the Soldiers waiting in line to have their book signed was one in a wheelchair who lost his leg in Iraq. Trudeaus book tells the story of a long-established Doonesbury character, B.D., and his experiences as a National Guard Soldier deployed to Iraq, where he looses a leg in a rocket-propelled grenade attack on his Humvee outside of Fallujah. Spc. Joseph Kashnow of the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson,...
  • Cartoonist Helps Troops, Fisher House (Now we know we're winning!)

    01/31/2006 1:59:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 37 replies · 1,291+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2006 Award-winning satirist Garry Trudeau of "Doonesbury" fame visited the Pentagon today to meet with troops wounded in the war on terror and present them autographed copies of his book featuring the healing process of a comic character he said they inspired. Army Spc. Joey Kashnaw, a 4th Infantry Division soldier who lost his leg after being wounded in Taji, Iraq, in September 2003, meets with Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau at the Pentagon. Photo by Donna Miles(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time," tells the story...
  • Doonesbury's 11/18 Cartoon Pokes Fun At 5,000 World Trade Center Victims!

    11/19/2001 5:37:08 AM PST · by justme346 · 97 replies · 535+ views ^ | 11/19/01 | Bush Country
    Just when you think the media cannot sink any lower out comes the 11/18/01 (Sunday) "Doonesbury" Cartoon which shows a picture of George Bush thanking the Terrorist for making him look good! Making fun of George Bush is one thing, but doing it at the expense of the 5,000+ September 11th victims is incomprehensible and demands an apology from the Syndicator! To top it off, the cartoon was posted during wartime and right before Thanksgiving! Bush Country asks you partner with us in boycotting and condemning the parent company of Doonesbury's syndicator (Universal Press Syndicate) Andrews and McMeel, based in ...
  • Today's Doonesbury criticizes Bush for not vetoing anything in 5 years.

    01/08/2006 4:58:20 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies · 734+ views
    Garry Trudeau ^ | January 8, 2006 | Garry Trudeau
  • Bush thanks terrorists

    11/19/2001 7:48:41 AM PST · by OverDog · 37 replies · 308+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11/19/01 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUNDAY NOV 18 2001 19:04:37 ET XXXXX TRUDEAU STRIP DEPICTS BUSH THANKING EVIL DOERS Cartoonist Gary Trudeau on Sunday stripped President Bush thanking the terrorists who attacked the United States -- and giving him cover to pass a partisan domestic agenda. Trudeau, who has contributed thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee, depicts Bush in a political pep talk with adviser Karl Rove at the White House. "Karl, is it still unpatriotic to criticize me?" asks Bush. Rove replies, "Yes sir." Then Bush thinks to himself: "Cool! This is great..." At strip's end Trudeau ...
  • DRUDGE: Trudeau Strip (Doonesbury) depicts Bush thanking Evil Do'ers...

    11/18/2001 2:26:04 PM PST · by xm177e2 · 123 replies · 727+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11/18/01 | Matt Drudge
    TRUDEAU STRIP DEPICTS BUSH THANKING EVIL DO'ERS... (I assume he means Doonesbury)Nothing follows...he says he'll discuss it on his radio show.
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Doonesbury Comic Calls Karl Rove a 'Turd'

    07/27/2005 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 47 replies · 1,387+ views
    NewsMax/AP ^ | 7/27/05 | Limbacher
    It may be President Bush's nickname for key political adviser Karl Rove, but some editors don't think it belongs in their newspapers. About a dozen papers objected to Tuesday's and Wednesday's "Doonesbury" comic strips, and some either pulled or edited them. The strips refer to Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff, as "Turd Blossom." Lee Salem, editor at Kansas City-based Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip to 1,400 papers, said the complaints from 10 to 12 newspapers weren't unexpected. As opposed to other times when editors have objected to Doonesbury content, the syndicate did not send out...
  • Some Papers Pull, Edit "Doonesbury" Strip

    07/26/2005 12:53:30 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 49 replies · 2,193+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26
    Some Papers Pull, Edit 'Doonesbury' Strip By DAVID TWIDDY, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 55 minutes ago KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About a dozen newspapers have objected to use of toilet humor in Tuesday's and Wednesday's "Doonesbury" comic strip, and some either pulled or edited the strip. Kansas City-based Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip to around 1,400 newspapers, said it had received some complaints from editors about a reference to presidential aide Karl Rove. In the strip, a caricature of President Bush refers to Rove as "turd blossom." Lee Salem, editor at Universal Press, said the complaints, from...
  • Laughing at the Left (Conservatives on the Funny Pages?)

    07/24/2005 10:09:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies · 2,564+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2005 | Harry Stein
    Bruce Tinsley, creator of the conservative comic strip Mallard Fillmore, remembers feeling stunned when the fan letter showed up in February 1998. After all, his strip featuring a right-leaning TV newsman or, more accurately, newsduckwas still in its relative infancy. Yet here was George Herbert Walker Bush declaring that he and Barbara turned to Mallard, sage duck that he is, first thing every morning. Even more gratifying, the former president thanked Tinsley for taking on that horrible Doonesbury and its creator, liberal icon Garry Trudeau, a guy that tore me up in a vicious, personal way strip after strip. By...
  • Doonesbury on Bloggers

    07/03/2005 9:43:34 AM PDT · by granite · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Yahoo Comics ^ | Sun Jul 3,12:00 AM ET | Gary Trudeau
    Comics: Doonesbury
  • Doonesbury comes to aid of Fisher House [Trudeau donating profits from new book to military...

    06/30/2005 5:19:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,010+ views
    Doonesbury comes to aid of Fisher House Trudeau donating profits from new book to military charity By Steve Mraz, Stars and Stripes European edition, Thursday, June 30, 2005 Steve Mraz / S&S Sgt. Travis Stoddard, seen when he received his Purple Heart, said he liked what he read of The Long Road Home during his recovery at Landstuhl. That book is all right, said the 25-year-old from Greenville, S.C. Love him or hate him, Garry Trudeau, the man responsible for the Doonesbury comic strip, is doing his part to help wounded troops and their families. Trudeau is donating all his...
  • 'Doonesbury' Again Lists War Dead

    05/29/2005 9:39:42 PM PDT · by Flux Capacitor · 68 replies · 1,449+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 5-29-05 | Dave Astor
    NEW YORK "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau again listed American war dead in his Sunday comic this Memorial Day weekend. The strip is titled "Operation Iraqi Freedom -- In Memoriam -- Since 4/28/04-- Part 1." Included are the names of hundreds of soldiers. So many, in fact, that the listing will continue next week in "Doonesbury." The names fill six panels. The first two panels carry a soldier playing taps and a line of soldiers saluting. Ted Koppel will read the names, and show photos, of 900 American dead on a 45-minute telecast of "Nightline" on Memorial Day. Last Memorial Day...
  • Doonesbury on Outsourcing

    03/19/2005 11:17:24 PM PST · by ekidsohbelaas · 30 replies · 1,429+ views ^ | 20 March 2005 | Bill Tradeau
  • Today's Doonesbury

    11/21/2004 9:15:20 AM PST · by Thanks RR Rest Well · 62 replies · 2,735+ views
    Trudeau vs. O'Reilly, Rush and Bill Bennett
  • Left Hits New Low: Disgusting, Racist Treatment of Condi Rice: Liberals Show Their True Colors

    11/18/2004 9:47:36 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies · 1,242+ views
    Rush ^ | November 17, 2004 | El Rushbo
    Disgusting, Racist Treatment of Dr. Rice November 17, 2004 This Condoleezza Rice business: you know, ladies and gentlemen, what is being done to her, particularly -- and it's not just articles. It's even worse here in a series of editorial cartoons, and I saw these editorial cartoons last night, and I've been eagerly waiting all day today to see if there's any reaction to their at all, and I didn't think there would be, and the reason I didn't think there would be is because every one of these editorial cartoons is in a big liberal newspaper, and every one...
  • Bob Schieffer on the funny pages - 30 years ago

    10/13/2004 9:48:55 AM PDT · by Lyford · 9 replies · 994+ views
    Doonesbury ^ | 10/13/1974 | Gary Trudeau
    With Dan Rather hosting CBS' coverage tonight of the 3rd presidential debate, moderated by Bob Schieffer, I thought it an interesting historical note that both men were featured in the Sunday Doonesbury strip 30 years ago today.This message has no point, in particular. I just got a kick out of it, and thought others might, as well...
  • Online Straw Poll Shows Osama Would prefer Kerry

    09/28/2004 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 8 replies · 462+ views
    An online Straw Poll hosted on the left leaning website, shows Osama Bin Laden would vote for John Kerry if her were able to vote. The unscientific poll, which asks, Who does Osama want for prez? has the Democratic candidate winning by a comfortable margin. Voters a choice of Bush, Kerry, and whoever. The poll then asks the voter to identify himself or herself as Republican, Democrat, or Other. The poll received well over thirty eight hundred votes with nearly twenty one hundred of those polled identified themselves as Democrat. The poll also revealed that Democrats are evenly divided...
  • Doonesbury on Kerry in 1971

    09/22/2004 5:40:57 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 15 replies · 2,534+ views
    Powerline ^ | 9.22.04 | Powerline
    Doonesbury On Kerry in 1971 Reader Dennis Lauver has forwarded us three Doonesbury comic strips from October 1971, in which Garry Trudeau painted an unflattering picture of John Kerry. (And I'm not just referring to the fact that in those days, Trudeau was doing his own drawing.) Here is my favorite; The Trunk has written about seeing Kerry give a speech at about the same time; the Trunk was fooled, but Trudeau apparently wasn't. Has he been right since?
  • From the editor's desk: If you wanted a poll on 'Doonesbury,' well here it is

    08/30/2004 4:24:45 AM PDT · by VoteHarryBrowne2000 · 44 replies · 1,754+ views
    The Sunday Capital ^ | Marquardt | Tom
    Reader Ed Leary has been encouraging me to solicit feedback on whether to drop the cartoon strip "Doonesbury" - or move it to another page - because of its biting sarcasm about the president. I am not inclined to move the comic strip. If it's offensive to you, changing its location won't make it any less so. The real issue is whether "Doones- bury" is popular with our readers. Some letter writers criticize us for publishing the strip; others write in defense of it. Besides, isn't the newspaper for all, no matter what their politics or sense of humor? For...
  • Sandy Berger Should Be Jailed

    07/29/2004 3:04:50 PM PDT · by Temple Owl · 25 replies · 1,126+ views
    EditorialSecond Thoughts 7-28-04 By: William W. Lawrence 07/27/2004Whee! First the Dixie Chicks, then Whoopi, then Linda Ronstadt and now -- drum roll please -- Continental Features, a Sunday-comics consortium which services 38 newspapers, has decided to drop "Doonesbury." Continental Features President Van Wilkerson said he's currently polling clients to see if they want to replace "Doonesbury" with "Agnes," "Get Fuzzy," "Pickles," "Zits" or another comic.I wonder if the left-wing liberals at the Inquirer are paying attention.***Sandy Berger, former President Clinton's national security advisor, should go to jail. He has called the removal of top-secret information from a secure Archives reading...
  • Trudeau: Drop-'Doonesbury' Poll Was 'Unfair' (poor baby)

    07/22/2004 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 31 replies · 1,136+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 7-22-04 | Dave Astor
    NEW YORK Garry Trudeau said an "unfair process" led to a vote to drop his "Doonesbury" comic from a consortium of 38 newspapers. These mostly Southeast papers carry a Sunday comics section produced by Continental Features, whose president polled Continental clients to see if they wanted "Doonesbury" pulled. Of the 36 that had a preference, 21 voted yes and 15 no. "The popularity of individual comic strips naturally waxes and wanes, and newspaper lineups will naturally reflect the evolving preferences of editors and readers," said Trudeau, in an e-mail response to an E&P request for comment. "Moreover, a consortium of...
  • 'Doonesbury' lists U.S. dead in Iraq

    05/31/2004 2:11:31 AM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 59 replies · 3,053+ views
    'Doonesbury' lists U.S. dead in Iraq By JOSEPH KAHN The Boston Globe Readers of today's comics pages may want to keep a magnifying glass handy, or else don a blindfold. Six Doonesbury panels list the names of U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq. The list covers the casualties up to April 23, the date that cartoonist Garry Trudeau submitted the strip for publication. Doonesbury serves up the names without comment. For most readers, however, decoding its antiwar message will be no harder than brewing their morning coffee. Some comic strips grind their axes with noisy fanfare. This one is...
  • Fun with beheadings

    05/22/2004 12:22:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 285+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/22/04 | Les Kinsolving
    In Portland, Ore., two shock-jock disc jockeys, Marconi and Tiny, were fired by radio station KNRK. On their May 12 morning show, they played the audio portion of the beheading of American Nick Berg, laughing and joking after hearing Berg's screams, as these crazed Islamic terrorists threw him on the floor and one of them used a large knife to cut off his head. These two unbelievable creatures repeated the audio several times as the station was flooded with phone calls and e-mails of understandable rage. At the end of the program, they were fired and apologized for, on...
  • Comic strip will list U.S. dead in Iraq (Doonesbury)

    05/22/2004 10:44:43 AM PDT · by demlosers · 46 replies · 334+ views
    The Montreal Gazette | Saturday, May 22, 2004
    AP The names of more than 700 U.S. service members killed in Iraq will appear in a Doonesbury comic strip during the Memorial Day weekend. The comic will list chronologically the names of 702 soldiers killed through April 23, said Lee Salem, editor of the Kansas City-based Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip. The names were set in six-point type to fit in the six panels for publication Sunday, May 30. The Sunday version is prepared weeks in advance.
  • 'Doonesbury' to Honor Iraq War Dead

    05/21/2004 4:49:23 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 137+ views
    FOX News ^ | 5/20/04 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The names of more than 700 American service members killed in Iraq will appear in a "Doonesbury" (search) comic strip during the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Gary Trudeau/Doonesbury to run a comic strip storyline involving a severed head!

    05/14/2004 1:59:41 PM PDT · by ambrose · 9 replies · 137+ views
    Mark Evanier ^ | 5.14.04
    Working a Head 12:21 PM As you may know, comic strips are drawn well in advance of publication and the Sunday sections are drawn even farther ahead of the dailies. The Sunday sections are also usually printed well in advance. As a result, this coming Sunday, Doonesbury is in the unfortunate situation of having a strip that involves a severed head...done well before the Nick Berg incident. One suspects folks who don't know about lead times will be attacking Mr. Trudeau for exploiting the murder for his own purposes.
  • Papers Warned About Upcoming 'Doonesbury' Strip With 'Head on Platter'

    05/14/2004 2:01:00 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 41 replies · 236+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 14, 2004
    Papers Warned About Upcoming 'Doonesbury' Strip With 'Head on Platter' By E&P Staff Published: May 14, 2004 1:11 PM EST, updated at 2:23 PM NEW YORK Clients of Gary Trudeau's "Doonesbury" comic were alerted today to the fact that the May 23 strip, drawn in April, "contains the image of a head on a platter." Lee Salem, editor of Universal Press Syndicate, referred to the strip's content as "an unfortunate coincidence," explaining, "Given its timing following the recent grisly tragedy in Iraq, and the realities of Sunday color-production cycles, we felt we should call this to your attention." Universal will...
  • Liberals Bash Conservative Weekly Newspaper

    05/13/2004 6:36:19 PM PDT · by Temple Owl · 13 replies · 174+ views
    County Press (Suburban Philadelphia) ^ | 5/12/04 | Willliam W. Lawrence
    EditorialSecond Thoughts By William W. Lawrence 05/11/2004Every once in a while I get a whining letter from some liberal complaining that because this is a local newspaper I should confine my thoughts to the Little League and tea parties. Well, if there were general circulation newspapers that would confine their opinions to the editorial page and would blast both Democrats and Republicans as I do, then I would at least listen to their arguments. The Inquirer for example places the political cartoons The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder and Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau on its comic pages. The liberal newspaper has...
  • Some Newspapers Pull Doonesbury Cartoon

    04/23/2004 3:47:25 PM PDT · by Jenya · 31 replies · 264+ views
    April 23, 2002
    Some Newspapers Pull Doonesbury Cartoon By ELIZABETH McKINLEY, AP KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A few newspapers around the country edited Friday's "Doonesbury" comic strip to remove an expletive used by a character injured while fighting in Iraq, and at least two newspapers pulled the strip altogether. In a story line that began Monday, B.D., a football coach-turned-soldier, lost a leg after being reactivated in the Army at the end of 2002. In Friday's strip, his doctor explains how amputees go through a grieving process that starts with denial, followed by anger. In the final panel, B.D. curses from behind...