Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Frida Bonita

    Frida Bonita said, over 6 years ago

    The media hype is too much.

  2. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Just say no

  3. Wildmustang1262

    Wildmustang1262 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Turn her cellphone OFF! So she doesn’t have to answer her cellphone.

  4. mfboyd

    mfboyd said, over 6 years ago

    thats right, turn off, tune out, drop poli sci. or something like that

  5. BirishB

    BirishB said, over 6 years ago

    Wow. Not a week has gone by since the election, and already the tide has turned from “interest in political matters and civic duty” to “the media hype is too much.” Sadly, it seems, not a thing has changed – we are still just wheat stalks and we bend in the direction the wind tell us.

    Our constant engagement in our political process is our duty. An election is not the end, it is the beginning. Media coverage is necessary so that we stay an informed electorate – or have you all learned nothing from the last 8 years when Americans just tuned out?

  6. bilson

    bilson said, over 6 years ago

    Nicely phrased BirishB. It seems we Americans have to be bashed over the head with sensationalistic presentations or we won’t pay attention. Readers, just keep reading and trust that G.T. and his pals will hold our interest.

  7. mivins

    mivins said, over 6 years ago

    I’m in withdrawal, too, so I’m following our president-elect’s selection of his cabinet very, very closely. And Palin’s return to Alaska, where my sympathy is with the wolves.

  8. bubbie7

    bubbie7 said, over 6 years ago

    LOL

  9. Orgelspieler

    Orgelspieler said, over 6 years ago

    Palin probably “hunts” wolves only from the safety of a helicopter, so first, the wolves would have to charter a helicopter, and I don’t think they have the funds for that. More’s the pity.

  10. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 6 years ago

    BirishB says:

    Wow. Not a week has gone by since the election, and already the tide has turned from “interest in political matters and civic duty” to “the media hype is too much.” Sadly, it seems, not a thing has changed – we are still just wheat stalks and we bend in the direction the wind tell us.

    Our constant engagement in our political process is our duty. An election is not the end, it is the beginning. Media coverage is necessary so that we stay an informed electorate – or have you all learned nothing from the last 8 years when Americans just tuned out?

    Actually, I don’t mind the media coverage, when it helps inform me. The problem I have just now is that the media coverage seems about 80% about the fact that we elected our first black president. It apparently wasn’t a big deal during the election, why is it such a big deal now? I mean, one or two articles, OK. A frenzy? Yuck. That’s hype, and I find it too much.

    I want the media to keep the electorate informed. What are Obama’s policies, what sort of people is he choosing for his administration? Give us some news, not just things we know already because we can see and count for ourself.

  11. JonD17

    JonD17 said, over 6 years ago

    Roger, mayhaps the wolves could acquire a couple of RPG units much cheaper and MUCH more easily attainable.

  12. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I get three newspapers daily, plus television news. Keeping informed is very important. However, the election is over. The post election analysis and the angry tirades from the losing side get to me. It’s time to move forward, not look back.

  13. Frida Bonita

    Frida Bonita said, over 6 years ago

    I feel like I need to clarify The media hype is too much.

    We do need to be civic minded 360 days a year whether it’s an election year or not. If you are out there volunteering in your community, keeping your home safe for your family, making a difference in someones life that is less fortunate then you; you are probably not sitting in front of the tube watching the circus.

    I did not appreciate the continual Super Bowl approach that our media uses to pull us in so they can have higher ratings.

    The media feed us fear and sensationalism instead of facts and head line news. I do not want to know about Joe the plumber, I want to see what is happening in Iraq.

    We are misguided by Foxx, CNN and NPR they all have a slant and it’s smoke and mirrors.

    YES, give me the news not the hype.

    and please I do not want to start a pissing war over who’s facts and anchor person knows more then mine.

  14. Chris Carlson

    Chris Carlson GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    It’s sad to see just how hateful liberals are. It just gives me more reason to be a conservative.

    Throughout the election, liberals were doing hateful things to republicans, creating hateful rumors that weren’t true and the liberal media was digging for dirt. What amazes me is the blinders liberals have to how deceitful, dishonest and downright traitorous the media is when its in the liberal’s favor.

  15. BirishB

    BirishB said, over 6 years ago

    doctortoon and Frida – Well said to both of you.

    Frida – I used your comment in reference to a general malaise that has beset America since election day. I’ve heard that sentiment over and over. Didn’t mean to take you out of context, but I’ve seen people give up already … and it hasn’t even been a week yet!

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