Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, almost 6 years ago

    Too true to be funny.

  2. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, almost 6 years ago

    Gawd, Trudeau nailed it, the audio sounds just like Brian Williams.

  3. nancysculco

    nancysculco said, almost 6 years ago

    PBS “News Hour”, anyone? Trust me - you’ll never go back

  4. mjd.kwanyin

    mjd.kwanyin said, almost 6 years ago


  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 6 years ago

    Nancy Sculco, you are soo right. Of course, the nation can no longer afford to pay for PBS because it has nothing to do with guns. Not like the money the military spends on Nascar, or army bands, or …

    Does anyone remember Don Adams? He did a bit fifty years ago on one of his comedy records: he hosts a ‘World News Roundup’ in which correspondents from around the world introduce themselves and by the time they get back to the anchor man in New York, there is no time left for the news and they have to rush through the roster so each correspondent can ‘sign off’.

    Which is what I’ll do now.

  6. brickster

    brickster said, almost 6 years ago

    RIGHT ON nancy!

  7. Sandfan

    Sandfan said, almost 6 years ago

    The only justification for TV news is the income stream it provides for the hair spray and blow dryer industries.

  8. Craig Mills

    Craig Mills said, almost 6 years ago

    people in love with the sound of their own voices

  9. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, almost 6 years ago

    Now now. They only thing CBS can’t do is line my parakeet cage.

  10. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, almost 6 years ago

    CBS? Let’s see, the “C” stands for “commitment…” which brings us to the BS…

    As for PBS, it appears they get only a small fraction of their funding from the government these days. Most comes from viewer contributions, and a big chunk (about a third, I think) comes from “foundations and grants,” which is PBS-speak for “corporations.” Which leads to the odd situation of a “NOVA” episode about climate change being funded by David H. Koch. Yes, that Koch.

  11. woowie

    woowie said, almost 6 years ago

    I stopped listening to news months ago because (1) Just blah, blah, blah as said in previous comments, and (2) I can’t afford to pay over $40.00 a month to stuff I barely watch, (3) I cannot stand those commercials about every physical alilment that can afflict you that run endlessly during the news hours, and (4) I cannot afford to support PBS AND pay $40.00 or more every month. Yep, I see the way of the telly fading off into the horizon before long!

  12. Frank Goodman

    Frank Goodman said, almost 6 years ago

    Did someone say commercials? I wonder how the residuals are distributed. Do the comedians who write them or the idiots who star in them get the money? The guys in the Geico commercials (except the blimey lizard) must get rich if they are paid for each presentation on the 24 hour cycle. Would you live under a rock? How can you save 15% on your car insurance when it costs more than that for the commercials. My USAA insurance runs more than 15% less than Geico and the actors in the commercials are in uniform.

  13. palin drome

    palin drome said, almost 6 years ago

    Except for PBS I don’t watch news on tv, but I take it Doonesbury is mocking the claims of the big networks to be “exclusive.” And evidently they do manage to exclude from their coverage any news that lies outside the anchor’s personal experience or the interest of their sponsor.

  14. TexTech

    TexTech said, almost 6 years ago

    About mid-2008, my wife decided to ditch the cable (which was fine by me). The vitriol and ugliness of what passed for campaigning was making her angry and sick constantly. And we have been perfectly fine without for almost three years now.

  15. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, almost 6 years ago

    With the canning of Keith Olberman, the official installation of Jeff Immelt (President Obama’s pet CEO), and the buyout by Comcast, GT is making it official that the great love affair between General Electric/NBC and the liberal confederation to be officially over. After supporting Obama unflaggingly, now it’s time for Immelt to reap his due commercial rewards, in the form of cap and trade contracts, Amtrak engines, electronic medical records systems for Obamacare, embryonic stem cell marketing, etc. GE’s 5-year marketing plan looks a whole lot like the White House’s 4-year goals plan, and MSNBC has kept their end of the bargain - until now . Rachael Maddow tries hard, but she’s only a token 3rd-stringer that tries desperately - yet unsuccessfully - to keep the Bush-bashing ball rolling.

    GE is one of the world’s worst irresponsible polluters, Wall Street manipulators, arms systems dealers, global outsourcers, and political dealmakers, cozying up with politicians on all sides to manipulate as many contracts as possible to keep their billionaire investors happy. Only now that their usefulness to the left cause is over does GT notice for the first time that from the corporate perspective, it’s all about them. Of course it is.

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