Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    Did he interrupt a fundraiser?

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    God; and they lied about it, first they said just bast the front door, then I saw a map to the green room, then a map through the green room to the far side of the white house up to another room.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Clearly Secret Service management is dysfunctional when they cover up like that and their own people become whistle blowers.

  4. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, almost 2 years ago

    So, did Holbert lose the courage of his racist convictions or did gocomics censor him?

  5. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    1. It has always seemed to me that jumping on such things as Mr. Holbert’s original text as racist serves only to keep the stereotype alive by giving it importance. A case of Shakespeare’s “Methinks the lady doth protest too much” as it is used now, as “proof” of what is not true. Only old fogeys like me and professional haters know the connection these days. Be wise and let those particular references die the natural death of forgetfulness.
    2. While I deplore the danger posed by the Keystone Kops Service (or is The Frat Boys Club?), Mr. Obama’s casual relationship with truth and law is reaping in a very personal way what he has so assiduously sown.

  6. froxgirl

    froxgirl said, almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for changing the flavor from watermelon to raspberry. That being said, I am surprised that you were not aware of the negative association with African Americans and watermelons. Too bad the Boston Herald didn’t get it either.

  7. trimguy

    trimguy said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dogday88

    casual relationship with truth and law

    You mean like Bush claiming WMD’s in Iraq ? Or telling the public that tax breaks to corporations are good for the economy?

  8. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dogday88

    “1. It has always seemed to me that jumping on such things as Mr. Holbert’s original text as racist serves only to keep the stereotype alive by giving it importance. A case of Shakespeare’s “Methinks the lady doth protest too much” as it is used now, as “proof” of what is not true. Only old fogeys like me and professional haters know the connection these days. Be wise and let those particular references die the natural death of forgetfulness.”
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    I agree. Looking at NoMo’s link I recognize the issue but am not sure that it has much modern relevance. I could be wrong and would be open to being told so. However, I would consider it a real victory for race relations if an apparently innocuous statement could once again be used completely innocuously.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hmm, the bather’s posture reminds me of Reagan’s as he met Mr. Hinkley Jr..

  10. JoJoline

    JoJoline said, almost 2 years ago

    @cubefarmer (or is it cubehead) – Try telling the parents and families of the soldiers who died because they were told “Iraq did 9/11 and had WMDs threatening the US” how irrelevant and partisan was the “casual relationship with truth and law” of the Bush/Cheney criminals. Never mind the tens of thousands of dead Iraqis, which you probably won’t anyway.

  11. Clay Jones

    Clay Jones GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The watermelon flavored toothpaste was a bone headed call. I’m curious how Holbert and his editors and others on the staff didn’t catch that. I rarely agree with Holbert and I think he’s a really good cartoonist. The guy doesn’t have a history of racism in his work and I don’t think he attempted that here. There’s plenty of examples of racism out there, most of it’s subtle. I thinking hurling the charge at examples like this eventually takes away the credibility of future charges.

    Again, Jerry Holbert doesn’t have a record of drawing racist cartoons or injecting anything even subtle of that matter into his work. I have no doubt he had the best intentions.

  12. ConcernedCitizen

    ConcernedCitizen said, almost 2 years ago

    @TripleAxel I do believe you are wrong. Reading that type of comment or satire is still hurtful no matter the generation in which it was conceived. Nor is it fitting or proper to espouse a lack or modern relevance and ignore its inappropriateness…that reads as tone deaf. The modern approach is to shine a light on such comments whether intended or otherwise and hold those accountable for their actions. Clearly identifying the message as inappropriate is how we move on.

    Mr. Holbert is certainly old enough to understand the historical significance and I have yet to meet anyone (of color or otherwise) who believes it to be an oversight. Mr. Holbert has issued a non-apology. The worst type actually and only underscores the lack of insight and cultural understanding for what he has done.

    @clayjones Just because someone doesn’t have a history of prior racist commentary or cartoon work does not excuse the behavior. Disappointed in the Boston Herald. Poor Leadership.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    dtroutma said, about 9 hours ago
    “Hmm, the bather’s posture reminds me of Reagan’s as he met Mr. Hinkley Jr”——————————————————————————————-
    I’m sure that was a happy day for you. Pathetic loser.
    I think it’s bingo time, so to take your meds and see what Ruth and Betty are having in the cafeteria.

  14. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @trimguy

    Trimguy….FOCUS!

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    ^^^ So his comment is on par with mine about the prez fundraising too much?
    You can join him in the bingo hall.

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