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NEWSPAPERS ARE DROPPING NON SEQUITUR OVER TRUMP TRANSGRESSION UPDATED
dailycartoonist.com ^ | 2/11/19 | D. D. Degg

Posted on 02/12/2019 12:36:42 PM PST by Drango

NEWSPAPERS ARE DROPPING NON SEQUITUR OVER TRUMP TRANSGRESSION – UPDATED Posted by D. D. Degg February 11, 2019

The Butler Eagle dropping Non Sequitur over the F… Yourself Trump hidden message in the Sunday February 10 comics sections was only the tip of a growing iceberg. Other newspapers are also banishing the Wiley Miller’s comic.

Among the papers ending their association with Non Sequitur are:

The aforementioned Butler Eagle

“We apologize that such a disgusting trick was perpetuated on the reading public. The Butler Eagle will discontinue that comic immediately,” Vodenichar said.

The Joplin Globe

This foolishness from Wiley has cost him publication in The Joplin Globe as well as a good many more newspapers, based on some of the internet stories I’ve read.

Mistake or not, we can no longer count on this cartoonist.

We will no longer run the daily or Sunday “Non Sequitur.”

The replacement cartoon is the family-friendly “Nancy.”

The Effingham Daily News

The Effingham Daily News will discontinue publication of the syndicated “Non Sequitur” comic strip after learning Monday that a panel of the weekend strip published Saturday contained a scribbled, vulgar message to President Donald Trump.

The Anderson Herald Bulletin

The Herald Bulletin will discontinue publication of the syndicated “Non Sequitur” comic strip after learning Monday that a panel of the Sunday strip contained a scribbled, vulgar message to President Donald Trump.

The Herald Bulletin, which does not publish the daily “Non Sequitur” strip, will drop the Sunday strip, effective Feb. 24. The Feb. 17 Sunday comics section has already been printed with the “Non Sequitur” strip included. There are no offensive messages in the Feb. 17 strip.

The Tulsa World

The Tulsa World has carried the comic “Non Sequitur” for many years as part of our daily panel of comics in the Scene section on Monday through Saturday. We do not carry it as part of our Sunday comics package.

Regardless of anyone’s political views, to insert a vulgarity as a secret message in a comic that is read by thousands of people is unacceptable.

The Tulsa World will no longer carry Non Sequitur as part of its comics coverage.

The Winston-Salem Journal

The comic strip panel “Non Sequitur” has been dropped from the Winston-Salem Journal’s comics lineup, effective today.

The Journal was unaware of the hidden message until news accounts began to spread on Monday. Sunday comics are printed several days in advance.

The Journal has replaced “Non Sequitur” with a strip called “Off the Mark.”

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

We have decided to immediately replace the “Non-Sequitur” syndicated comic in the daily and Sunday editions.

Sunday’s version of the strip — under the guise of a children’s coloring activity — contained an obscenity directed at President Donald Trump.

The language crossed a profanity line for us.

We immediately are introducing the comic “Macanudo,” by Liniers.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Richmond Times-Dispatch will no longer publish the comic strip “Non Sequitur,” effective today.

On Sunday, our Comics section included a “Non Sequitur” strip by Wiley Miller that contained a vulgar rebuke of President Donald Trump.

The Sunday Comics section in The Times-Dispatch is assembled by a vendor, and the comic strip itself is sent to the vendor by syndicate Andrews McMeel. Because the Comics sections for Sunday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 24, have already printed, “Non Sequitur” will not be replaced on Sundays until March 3.

In its place starting today, you’ll find longtime reader favorite “Ziggy.”

The Twin Cities Pioneer Press

On Monday, multiple newspapers, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, said they dropped the comic. “We just don’t need that kind of profanity snuck into the Sunday comics,” Pioneer Press editor Mike Burbach said.

The comic will appear for a few more weeks in Sunday comics sections that have already been printed.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has joined other newspapers in dropping a syndicated cartoon after a Sunday strip contained a profane message to President Donald Trump.

Kevin Riley, editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said Wiley Miller’s comic, “Non Sequitur,” will be replaced starting in Tuesday’s newspaper.

He said that the comic was removed from Sunday’s upcoming edition, even though the comics section had already been printed. Riley added that Miller’s work will never again appear in The AJC.

The Dallas Morning News (noted as an update in the original report)

The Dallas Morning News will stop running a cartoonist who embedded an insulting expletive toward President Donald Trump in an editorial cartoon that appeared in hundreds of newspapers last weekend.

Mike Wilson, editor of The News, said the newspaper had published plenty of Miller’s controversial comics, but this one went too far.

Wilson called it one of “the easier editing decisions we will make all year. We’ll have no trouble finding a better way to spend the $8,000 we would’ve paid for that strip.”

The Columbus Dispatch (noted as an update in the original report)

The Dispatch has canceled Wiley Miller’s “Non Sequitur” comic strip, daily and Sunday, because of foul language the author used in an attack on President Donald Trump in a comic strip published on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Editors at The Dispatch did not see the words scribbled in fine print before the strip was published. That will not happen again.

Wiley Miller has lost our trust. Therefore, we will not publish his work going forward.

Others, no doubt, will be joining the movement.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is mulling the matter:

“It’s nothing we would have sanctioned, had we seen it,” said Sally Stapleton, Post-Gazette managing editor. “I can assure you, had we spotted it, we would have pulled it out.”

The Sunday comics are sent directly from Andrews McMeel Syndication to the Post-Gazette’s production facility in Clinton, where they are printed two weeks before they are distributed to customers. The Eagle has a similar process.

The Post-Gazette is considering its options to replace “Non Sequitur.”

The Chattanooga Times Free Press offered the syndicate’s and cartoonist’s apologies, but doesn’t seem to be cutting the comic.

Some readers were upset about the “Non Sequitur” cartoon that appeared in Sunday’s edition and included an obscene expletive regarding President Donald Trump.

The syndicate that represents the cartoonist, Andrews McMeel, on Monday, issued an apology.

The cartoonist, Wiley Miller, also apologized.

A day later the Chattanooga Times Free Press had decided to drop Non Sequitur:

The Times Free Press has decided to discontinue the comic “Non Sequitur” after an expletive was tucked into the version…

February 12 Update – and the hits just keep on coming!

The Orlando Sentinel The South Florida Sun-Sentinel The Hartford Courant The Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Publishing newspapers

The comic strip Non Sequitur in Sunday’s Orlando Sentinel and others papers across the nation included a vulgar comment directed at President Donald Trump.

When Sentinel editors heard what was done, we decided to stop publishing Non Sequitur. Other newspapers in our group, Tribune Publishing, are taking similar action, including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Hartford Courant and the Chicago Tribune.

Julie Anderson, editor-in-chief of the Orlando Sentinel and the Sun-Sentinel, said the cartoonist’s action was “a breach of trust with our readers.”

The Spokane Spokesman-Review (dropped into the syndicated Washington Post story)

Many newspapers pre-print their Sunday comics sections – including The Spokesman-Review – meaning the Non Sequitur strip will appear in this coming week’s Sunday comics section because it already has been printed. As at most newspapers across the nation, the Sunday comics that appear in The Spokesman-Review are sent directly to the newspaper’s printing and production facility, where they are typically printed two weeks before they are delivered to subscribers.

“There are so many moving parts that you worry about when you publish a newspaper, that you don’t even think about the Sunday comics,” [Spokesman-Review editor Rob] Curley said. “The newsroom doesn’t even see them before they run. You just trust that they’re fine. Well, that trust has been violated in regard to Non Sequitur.”

Because of other logistics issues, the Non Sequitur daily strip also will appear in The Spokesman-Review’s weekday papers until later in the week, when the strip will be replaced, Curley said.

The Rochester Post Bulletin

A message to our readers: The Post Bulletin will no longer publish the Non Sequitur cartoon. A recently published cartoon included vulgar language semi-hidden in an illustration.

The Olean New Times The Bradford Era

The Olean Times Herald and The Bradford Era are dropping the comic strip “Non Sequitur” over a profane message about President Donald Trump drawn into its Sunday edition panel for this past weekend.

Jim Eckstrom, executive editor of the Times Herald, The Era and Bradford Publishing Co., said the decision was made when he learned of the controversy over the vulgar message…

“It’s just disappointing that someone who has benefitted from working with the newspaper industry for so long would break a trust and pull something like this,” Eckstrom said. “We count on cartoonists and syndicated writers to send material that is witty and forthright, while reflecting what we believe are the values of the families that read our newspapers.

The Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin State Journal has decided to search for a new comic panel to replace “Non Sequitur” after eagle-eyed readers across the country found that Sunday’s comic contained a vulgar message directed toward President Donald Trump.

Miller’s tweet on Sunday about the inclusion of the vulgarity, calling it an “Easter egg” and encouraging readers to look for it, was a deciding factor in the newspaper’s decision to drop the strip, [State Journal editor John] Smalley said.

“We just can’t abide that kind of careless offense on the comics pages,” Smalley said. “It’s a great comic in general, but Miller really violated our trust. We feel we have to move on without him.”

The State Journal intends to find a new comic in both the weekday and Sunday newspapers. Until a choice is made, we are offering “Cornered” by Mike Baldwin.

The Montana Standard

The Montana Standard has elected to replace the “Non Sequitur” comic panel and strip in daily and Sunday editions. The change will be made as soon as production requirements allow.

The reason for the cancellation is that the cartoonist, Wiley Miller, inserted a profane message in very small lettering in last Sunday’s cartoon.

To readers who noticed and were disturbed by the message, we apologize.

And to fans of Non Sequitur, we apologize for having to take this step. Again, it’s not about whether or not we approve of the President. It’s about standards.

The Syracuse Post Standard

The Post-Standard is dropping the comic strip Non Sequitur after the artist’s Sunday strip took a hidden profane shot at President Trump.

Said Trish LaMonte, vice president of content for The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com: “Mr. Miller made a juvenile and vulgar decision that does not meet our standards for the syndicated content we pay to have in the newspaper and is offensive to our readers, regardless of their political affiliations.”

The comic strip runs daily in The Post-Standard. It’ll take more than a week to get the strip out of the newspaper because the comics pages are produced in advance. The strip will still be there next Sunday.

The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

In Sunday’s comics section, the “Non Sequitur” cartoon by Wiley Miller contained a vulgar message hidden in an illustration.

The Virginian-Pilot considers this a breach of trust with our readers and has halted publication of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon.

We are replacing “Non Sequitur” with “The Middletons” as of today.

However, The Pilot’s Sunday comic pages are prepared in advance, so readers will see one more “Non Sequitur” this Sunday.


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Nice list...

Have you called/emailed your local paper?

Chattanooga Times Free Press and Washington Post come to mind.

1 posted on 02/12/2019 12:36:42 PM PST by Drango
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To: Drango

All I saw was scribble. What was said in the cartoon?


2 posted on 02/12/2019 12:39:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Drango

Edit:

Chattanooga Times Free Press has dropped the comic.


3 posted on 02/12/2019 12:39:23 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Not so much the political transgression, I think, but rather that he snuck in the f-word.

Many local papers do not allow crude, vulgar crud, regardless of their politics.


4 posted on 02/12/2019 12:39:44 PM PST by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: Drango

I know I’ve read the cartoon hundreds of times and it has made me angry a lot, but, for the life of me, I cannot picture it in my head. I guess that’ll make it easy to forget.


5 posted on 02/12/2019 12:39:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Drango

Screw it. Keep the comic. Bring back Roseanne.
Stop censoring people just because you can.


6 posted on 02/12/2019 12:40:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Drango

our local newspaper, out here in rural farm country doesn’t run it. Its few comics are actually funny ones, including Blondi and similar. And it only comes out twice a week.


7 posted on 02/12/2019 12:40:33 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
All I saw was scribble. What was said in the cartoon?

Go F… Yourself Trump

8 posted on 02/12/2019 12:41:27 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has joined other newspapers in dropping a syndicated cartoon after a Sunday strip contained a profane message to President Donald Trump.

Now there's a surprise......................

9 posted on 02/12/2019 12:41:51 PM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Drango

I’m surprised people still buy these rags.


10 posted on 02/12/2019 12:41:58 PM PST by Lent
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It was “Go F-— yourself, Trump”...................


11 posted on 02/12/2019 12:42:45 PM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Drango

Fondly we say, Go **** Yourself, Wiley.


12 posted on 02/12/2019 12:43:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: Drango

Washington Post Policy on vulgar: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ask-the-post/discussion-and-submission-guidelines/?utm_term=.970039cb53b5&noredirect=on

You agree not to submit inappropriate content. Inappropriate content includes any content that:

infringes upon or violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person
is libelous or defamatory
is obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or vulgar


13 posted on 02/12/2019 12:45:03 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Lent

The Butler Eagle isn’t too bad...


14 posted on 02/12/2019 12:47:19 PM PST by afterhoursarmory
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To: Drango

Effingham DN....My paper doing it’s part.


15 posted on 02/12/2019 12:47:41 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Drango
It always amazes me when people convince themselves that they're too big to fail.

The guy had a good thing going, and then he killed the golden goose over something totally irrelevant.

-PJ

16 posted on 02/12/2019 12:49:54 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Drango

Praise God!


17 posted on 02/12/2019 12:50:54 PM PST by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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To: Eleutheria5

Censoring is what the government does.


18 posted on 02/12/2019 12:51:14 PM PST by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: All

By Syracuse.com
The Post-Standard is dropping the comic strip Non Sequitur after the artist’s Sunday strip took a hidden profane shot at President Trump.

Sunday’s strip, a takeoff on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, contained a hard-to-read message suggesting the president “Go f-— yourself.”

The artist, Wiley Miller, teased his readers about the message in a tweet Sunday: “Some of my sharp-eyed readers have spotted a little Easter egg from Leonardo Bear-Vinci. Can you find it?”

A reader called the wisecrack to The Post-Standard’s attention.

Said Trish LaMonte, vice president of content for The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com: “Mr. Miller made a juvenile and vulgar decision that does not meet our standards for the syndicated content we pay to have in the newspaper and is offensive to our readers, regardless of their political affiliations.”

In a statement quoted in the Dallas Morning News, Miller said it was a mistake.

Miller said he drew the strip about eight weeks ago and didn’t plan to keep the vulgar sentiment, the Dallas newspaper said.

“I now remember that I was particularly aggravated that day about something the president had done or said, and so I lashed out in a rather sophomoric manner as instant therapy,” he said, according to the Morning News. “It was NOT intended for public consumption, and I meant to white it out before submitting it, but forgot to. Had I intended to make a statement to be understood by the readers, I would have done so in a more subtle, sophisticated manner.”

He didn’t explain why, if he didn’t intend to publish the remark, he called it out to his Twitter following Sunday.

The crude reference eventually was scrubbed in the version of the strip published at GoComics.

https://www.syracuse.com/business/2019/02/were-dumping-non-sequitur-comic-strip-over-sneaky-profane-crack-at-trump.html


19 posted on 02/12/2019 12:53:16 PM PST by Mozilla (Truth Is Stranger than Fiction)
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To: Drango
For those who have not seen it, bottom right corner:
20 posted on 02/12/2019 12:53:50 PM PST by traderrob6
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