Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for October 25, 1984
Rick: Okay, here's how it works. When the chopper touches down, Reagan is hustled across the lawn. You then shout your question. He stops, cups his ear, and says, "I can't hear." He then waves and smiles. Later, the pictures will go on the evening news, creating the impression that Reagan is accessible, that he would have answered the question if he'd heard it. Mark: And everyone just goes along with this? Rick: We've no choice, not as long as there exists a chance he'll give us a substantive reply. Mark: You mean, it's...it's happened? Rick: Once, the reporter retired the next day. It's kind of like winning the lottery.