Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    There was a recent article called, “Obama is not a very forgiving president”. It noted that Obama has pardoned fewer individuals during his time in office than any other president during the same amount of time. Found it interesting.
    This cartoon seems to be a jab at the tendency of Rupert Murdoch’s group to “shoot from the lip” at the whatever will create the most controversy.
    Jon Stewart once described Fox News as a lobbying agency working on behalf of the Murdoch agenda. Mr. Murdoch, a man whose own biography warrants attention, has an agenda that is not “Republican”, but is one through which he can achieve by using Republicans. I like Chris Wallace, and I have seen stories on Fox I haven’t seen on other channels that I felt needed to be told.
    However, I do not consider Fox to be fair or balanced. That said, I know several people whose commitment to community church and people is a marker I will never reach.
    They are people I look to and say, I wish I was more like them. They believe Bill O’Reilly is the only source of news worth listening to. They are educated. They had active careers and have been amaizing people of quality and character all of heir lives. I do not compare to these people, but I am proud to know them.
    I just won’t watch the news with them, or they with me, if we can help it.

  2. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Fox: “All the news that’s sh*t to print.”

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 4 years ago

    This just in from the Fox ‘News’ desk: ‘Gobble Gobble Gobble’ is, in fact, a secret mantra, if listened to long enough will cause the hearer to have an irresistible urge to have gay sex. By putting this turkey on the television the lamestream leftist media and the democratic party is trying to turn us all gay. The only known antidote is to polish up your American flag lapel pin while listening to Newt Gingrich or Donald Trump..

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 4 years ago

    I am reminded of when Sarah was governor, she went to a turkey farm and pardoned a turkey, good intentions.
    In camera view behind her and the saved turkey were his penmates getting the ax on live TV.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago

    The day Chris Wallace taps on the knee of George W. Bush, and ask with that smarmy smile: “Why didn’t you do more to stop bin Ladin?” (as he did to Bill Clinton) is the day I will consider Fox News to be fair and balanced. Let’s all hold our breath…..

  6. noblepa

    noblepa said, about 4 years ago

    DrCanuck: I agree about Shep Smith. I stayed up on election night to watch the results. All the networks, including Fox had called it for Obama by 11:30. At about 12:30 Shep Smith was explaining that the protocol was for the loser to make a phone call, then a concessions speech and then the winner would make a victory speech. Smith seemed downright peeved that Romney had still given no indication that he was going to concede.

    Smith and a few others seem to try to be real journalists, but they are completely overshadowed by Hannity, O’Reilly, et al.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    Radish: Observe the precedents. Nixon was pardoned for crimes not discovered (and presumably to be committed the the future).

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Shepherd Smith is the only one on Fox with even the slightest grain of integrity, or journalistic bent, and the only one I can stand to watch for over 12.8 seconds. I truly believe he only stays with the network because he feels that at least for a few seconds a day, the folks tuning into the network deserve a moment of actual news.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago


    Perhaps you were too young at the time. Nixon was in deep doo-doo. Burglary, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, evidence-tampering…the list goes on. He resigned to avoid impeachment, but this did not give him impunity from prosecution. Gerald Ford pardoned him, because he “had suffered enough”. Also, I’m sure he didn’t want the circus that would certainly follow to get started. For instance, assuming he would be found guilty, which he undoubtedly was, where would you send him?

    I am sure that’s why Mr. Ford, a genuine nice guy, and a decent president, was a one-term president. Many, including myself, felt Nixon had not suffered enough, and voted against him for that reason only. I will admit to that myself, and now that I am not a young hothead, I wonder what would have happened had Mr. Ford been given a second term instead of sending Mr. Carter to Washington.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    The economy would have been better.

  11. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, about 4 years ago

    or Clint Eastwood, who has more wattles than the turkey.

  12. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, about 4 years ago


    …and a stack of dead wolves in her backyard.

  13. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, about 4 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Ford is the ONLY Republican for whom I (now age 72) EVER voted for.

  14. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 4 years ago

    That’s about right, Mr. Luckovich!

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    dycel: And others in that wannabe junta were rewarded with network TV contracts.
    I play: Hardly, I will hit 80 in April. I remember it quite well. The “enemies list” and blacklisting was so prevalent in those days, in order to keep my family fed, I ended up in Canada – with a V-A draft card in my pocket!

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