Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 3 years ago

    Roland doesn’t know that “Fair and Balanced” has a whole new meaning in his business?

  2. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 3 years ago

    Two rats on a piece of cheese.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    He means unfair and unbalanced lies, like on FOX.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 3 years ago

    Faux News president Roger Ailes doesn’t like Sarah Palin.

  5. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    Well, that actually raises Roger in my eyes, which is a genuine surprise! I mean really, what is there to like in Palin, beyond being a pin-up girl, and wearing her peculiar brand of Christianity on her sleeve, for all the others who don’t get that separation of church and state means that personal faith is just that, and not the basis for governance (and I say that as a Christian myself, oft dismayed as I am by my fellow believers who seem overly willing to support whoever name-drops God or Jesus’ name most overtly).

  6. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, about 3 years ago

    @Gee Man

    I would say, though, Gee Man, that Roger Ailes is just as evil (in terms of injury to our country and its citizens) as Palin. Old saying: there is no honor among thieves. Meaning: the enemy of my enemy is NOT NECESSARILY my friend.

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The enemy of my enemy is someone I can get to hurt my enemy for me.

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    fox news is a joke.

  9. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    When you side with the devil it doesn’t matter much who you are both against.

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    …. yes. And we could not have beaten the Germans without him. Three quarters of Geman casualties in WWII were on the Russian front, albeit our materiel and our bombing of Gemany as well as our ground forces made us as necessary to him as he was to us. (Although, without the Russians we probably could have won, once we started nuking all of Germany’s cities.)


    My point being that dividing your enemies against one another, and keeping them divided, is no small thing. Especially in the case of modern American politics.


    And in this, the so-called Right has a great advantage. The so-called left can’t make up their minds as to where they want the ship of state to go. And they are left with looking like nothing more than the defenders of a status quo that nobody likes.


    The so-called Right has a much simpler agenda. They just want to smash the engine and prevent the ship from going anywhere at all, as they seem to think the ship is better off drifting with the tide.


    It is fundamentally easier to break something that to make it work. Destruction doesn’t require a coherent plan the way construction does. When your ideology consists of the belief that the nation acting together (i.e. the federal government) can never, will never, do anything right, then your purpose is clear: throw a monkey wrench into the works. Or, to switch metaphors, to geld and hogtie the nation so that all power will reside in the “private sector”: i.e. with those persons and other entities rich enough to dominate the country in the absence of any collective action to deal with them.


    We seem to forget that the “private sector” exists to serve all dollars equally, only the “public sector” seems capable of serving all people equally.

  11. John Henry

    John Henry said, about 3 years ago

    Is there a full moon? Must be, the Palin and Fox haters are on the loose and running wild again.

  12. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, about 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    “We seem to forget that the ‘private sector’ exists to serve all dollars equally, only the ‘public sector’ seems capable of serving all people equally.”
    .
    I’ve never seen the distinction stated better. Kudos, sir.

  13. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    “…they [the left] are left with looking like nothing more than the defenders of a status quo that nobody likes.” Actually, surveys show the general public by and large likes most of the “liberal” parts of the status quo (things like Social Security, Medicare, functioning schools, the Interstate Highway System, etc.). What they have come to dislike is largely a fictional portrayal—welfare queens (supposedly) driving Cadillacs, unionized teachers (supposedly) making huge bucks for no work, political correctness (supposedly) forcing us all to celebrate Islamic holidays, etc… Most of this is fiction, but it plays in Peoria.

  14. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I have seen far more obvious efforts to balance a discussion on Fox than ever on MSNBC. While I cringe at every mention of religion on Fox, their approach to politics is far more rooted in reality than the Leftist day-dreaming and ranting on MSNBC.

  15. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Very well put, Doughfoot.

    Your metaphor of “the ship of state” goes back to the origins of our republic. The governor (Greek for “steersman”) of a republic was supposed to guide the state through dangerous seas, looking out for the welfare of everyone on the ship.

    Capitalism, which emerged at the same time as republics, adopted a metaphor of individual survival in the jungle: every man for himself and let the weak or poor perish.

    Faux News’s “fair and balanced” sounds like the watchword of a steersman trying to keep our ship on course, but in fact the broadcaster is merely hiding his factional aim of breaking up the republic so he can dominate its most ignorant citizens.

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