Bad Reporter by Don Asmussen

Bad Reporter

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  1. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, 12 months ago

    Too much truth makes what’s left of my hair hurt. . ..

  2. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Another small masterpiece.

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    God avoids in mysterious ways.

  4. David

    David said, 12 months ago

    God’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.

  5. princevaliant

    princevaliant GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    no, we got some ‘splainin’ to do !

  6. prrdh

    prrdh said, 12 months ago

    Calling Mohammad (pbuh) a deity ought to be good for some very angry comments…

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @prrdh

    “Calling Mohammad (pbuh) a deity ought to be good for some very angry comments…”


    It need not necessarily be parsed to mean Mohammad was a deity. If you say “Americans have not legally owned slaves since Abraham Lincoln,” it does not mean that Lincoln was either a slave or a slaveholder.

  8. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Two comments on the photos:
    Who got the less-than-glamorous job of dressing up as God (or is it someone half-way into a Santa Claus do-over)?
    Where did the wonderful Nancy-Grace-as-robot images come from?
    One of the best “Bad Reporters” ever.

  9. prrdh

    prrdh said, 12 months ago

    @fritzoid

    True…“since Abraham Lincoln” can be read as “since [the time of] Abraham Lincoln”. But use of such an ellipsis is supposed to be confined to situations where the word or phrase being omitted is so obvious that it isn’t necessary to make it explicit. I don’t think that’s the case here.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 12 months ago

    Mohammed was a prophet of the one and only deity, not a deity himself. Even a Christian should know that!

  11. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @prrdh

    “But use of such an ellipsis is supposed to be confined to situations where the word or phrase being omitted is so obvious that it isn’t necessary to make it explicit. I don’t think that’s the case here.”


    True, but on the other hand the phrase in question appears in quotes, so it wasn’t a copy editor or headline-writer at The Times American who committed the error. While the grammatical error (if we DO read it as a grammatical error rather than a factual one) is the same either way, the bar is set rather lower for reporting the spoken word…


    I try never to blame a cartoonist for an error that can be attributed to one of his creations. Also, when an ambiguous statement can be construed in an offensive way or an inoffensive way, my policy is to assume the inoffensive way was intended (even if it appears disingenuous to do so). It keeps everybody’s tempers low…

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Thankfully I don’t watch TV enough to know who Nancy Grace is.
    And God looks like he went overboard when creating his own hair.

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Wabbit

    “And God looks like he went overboard when creating his own hair.”


    Well, you know the old question: “Could God create scissors sharp enough to cut his own hair?” Apparently the answer is “No.”

  14. prrdh

    prrdh said, 12 months ago

    @fritzoid

    I’m perfectly happy to make the same assumption about inoffensive intent, especially as in the present instance when it’s not something I find offensive anyway. But the fact that I don’t find anything Kurt Westergaard did offensive either is, I am sure, of very little consolation to him. It isn’t the likes of you or me that Mr. Westergaard – or Mr. Asmussen – needs to worry about offending.

  15. Another Dave

    Another Dave said, 12 months ago

    I doubt it’s an insult to Mohammed since cartoonists are afraid of angering muslims. But cartoonists will happily mock christians.

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