Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Maybe, like the town drunk, Roland will pass out in the gutter.

  2. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    As a town drunk, I resent that remark.

  3. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I meant Garry’s remark, not Leftwingpatriot’s.

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 4 years ago

    We should have stayed out of it when the Russkies invaded. Instead, we had to go and arm the locals, who later became worse than the commies ever were.

  5. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 4 years ago

    The news you might get from the town drunk is
    probably more accurate and less biased than
    you’d get from Fuchs…. [I stoutly resisted the
    strong temptation to change one of the letters,
    this being aa family news site and all….

  6. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, over 4 years ago

    Just proves once more every village needs its idiot…

  7. win

    win said, over 4 years ago

    or like getting d news from d repuklican party

  8. tigre1

    tigre1 said, over 4 years ago

    In all due respect for fairness and balance, I REALLY like today’s strip and the comments.

  9. ImaginaryFriend

    ImaginaryFriend said, over 4 years ago

    Hey, faux news is good at something – Playing commercials.

  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 4 years ago

    fox news is crap. block that channel and fox business. does anyone at fox news actually visited the troops? has hannity or o’reilly went to iraq or afghanistan or helmand and embed themselves with our troops? cnn has, msnbc has, and even colbert spent a week in iraq. and, a tiny blurp about the murdocks being questioned on their channels.

  11. cdward

    cdward said, over 4 years ago

    Everybody goes on about Fox because it IS different. Its slant is so obviously Republican, it reminds me of the old communist news reports (I used to live in West Berlin and watch East German TV). Every news outlet has a general bias, but most are not out there to support a particular party as Fox is. What they report and how they report it is essentially designed to undermine anything non-Republican.

  12. Gil

    Gil said, over 4 years ago


  13. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    There is an old and traditional news bias: “If it bleeds it leads, if it thinks it stinks.” That you will always have with you. — Then there is the bias of, say, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times. The editorial page has a definite slant, but the news staff has somewhat more independence. And the Times had Safire, and does have Douthat and Brooks, to give conservative views. (They present an establishment William-F-Buckley kind of conservatism, however, rather than the modern looney-tunes sort.) There may be a Conservative voice on the Journal, too.

    I think what makes Fox different, the is breakdown between news and opinion pieces, and the hectoring, bullying manner of it. There is a world of difference between “I think you are mistaken, and here are the reasons …” and “You can’t be stupid enough to believe the drivel you are spouting …”

    There is a certain classiness in trying to persuade, trying to move the consensus of opinion in your own direction, which Fox seems to lack. They aren’t interested in persuading anyone: they are only interested in provoking and antagonizing. They don’t provide food for thought: they only provide fuel for resentment.

    In Colonial times, there was a crime called “maintenance.” It was also called malicious gossip. It consisted of the intentional use of tale-telling to provoke people against one another, encourage resentments, maintain quarrels ,and so poison the whole community.

    Fox reminds me of the Southern press just before the Civil War. The goal was to subvert the Union, and encourage secession. Lincoln was no radical, and his election did not threaten the South; but it did threaten to decrease the South’s power over the national government.

    Conservatism is useful and necessary as a counterbalance to some of the excesses the left will fall into. Checks and balances are a good thing.

    But Fox and its ilk seem rather more like agents of destruction than of balance. Their goal is polarization not a more favorable consensus. Their goal is to divide, not unite.

    “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” — Mark 3:25

  14. Atma

    Atma said, over 4 years ago

    There is a difference between bias and propaganda, misinformation and disinformation.

  15. roctor

    roctor said, over 4 years ago

    Only real patriots watch fox news.Just ask sister sarah.

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