Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for November 28, 2010

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    Sisyphos  over 11 years ago

    So! What, may I ask, do we think “the M-word” is?

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    LordDogmore  over 11 years ago

    “Meatloaf”

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    GROG Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Love the heads in the dirt.

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    alviebird  over 11 years ago

    NPR

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    hawgowar  over 11 years ago

    Yep, NPR alright. Look at frame 2.

    The M word, is, without a doubt, Muslim, for which an NPR reporter was recently fired and had to go to Fox News to regain his free speech rights.

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Seeing people with their heads in the sand makes me nervous.

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    ranulf  over 11 years ago

    Multitudinous muggles mimicking mindfullness.

    Did I hit it?

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    pbarnrob  over 11 years ago

    ^Nope; again, panel 2…

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    snakeseare  over 11 years ago

    HA! He put the letters N P R in the sand! That’ll teach that lamestream media that real Americans are on to their game! Only Fox tells it like it is! USA!USA!USA!

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    dugharry  over 11 years ago

    The “M” word surely is Morons

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    Sandfan  over 11 years ago

    hawgowar nailed it.

    As usual, some commenters keep banging on Fox, denying reality to the bitter end.

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    grapfhics  over 11 years ago

    It’s got to be true, I read it in the tabloids. As for npr, even they are feeling the pressures of corporate influences, read money. (They’re whoring for dollars too.) While they say they cover a more diverse spectrum of what they call news, fewer people remember what they “reported”. AND it is repeated at least twice in the morning or evening drive times. Welcome to the era of make nice news.

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    SJU87  over 11 years ago

    An interesting exercise in how media manipulates the message:

    Step 1: View Juan Williams actual statements on YouTube Step 2: Read CEO Schiller’s statement when Williams was fired Step 3: Observe the twists and turns the ensuing story takes, great fodder for Non Sequitur! This island would be a safe place to keep the Ekert!

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    Charles Brobst Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Moron? Oh wait, someone just said that.

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    KZFisher63  over 11 years ago

    I gave up on NPR, CNN, and FOX - now I watch/read BBC!

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    Wiley creator over 11 years ago

    “Political Correctness” is practiced at both ends of the political spectrum and for the same reason… to silence any and all critics who point out the dogma they worship is full of… um… beans. Ah, sweet irony that political correctness is truly bipartisan.

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    FlashfyreSP  over 11 years ago

    For those of you like “hawg” who continually misread the 1st Amendment, at no time were Williams’ free-speech rights infringed uponm by NPR when they fired him. It was not the gov’t imprisoning or deporting him for speaking against the gov’t or its officials, which is ALL that the 1st Amendment guarantees. He was free to say what he did, I was free to call him an a-hole, and NPR was free to fire his lame a** for it.

    Perhaps if more Americans read and understood what the Constitution ACTAULLY SAYS, they wouldn’t be such morons.

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    migukpabo  over 11 years ago

    There is no news but Fox and Beck is its prophet.

    or wait… was that… There is no news but MSNBC and…

    Perhaps the answer is there is no one true news source and we have to learn to think for ourselves??

    Nah, that’s too much to ask.

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    Wildcard24365  over 11 years ago

    Ah, Wiley. Thanks for piping in on the subject.

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    blackash2004-tree  over 11 years ago

    Believe half of what you see and nothing you read.

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    Wildcard24365  over 11 years ago

    @Kevin McFerren

    Read? No thanks. Too much work, and that Constitution is sooooo long and boooooring! I prefer to have Glenn Beck tell me (from HIS sources) what the Constitution REALLY means, based on assumptions he makes about the Founding Fathers’ intent, which in turn are based on his own re-creations of them in his own image…

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    Justice22  over 11 years ago

    Wondering???? Why would a news outlet hire, at double the salary, a person just fired from his job due to inability to follow guidelines and should have been begging for work.

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    peter0423  over 11 years ago

    And KZFisher63, BBC gives you official British government news, supported by their taxes…same circus, different clowns (although theirs tend to be more literate and aware of the rest of the world than ours).

    An intelligent person gets information from as wide a range of sources as possible, and draws his/her own conclusions. End of story.

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    steverinoCT  over 11 years ago

    @Kevin McFerren

    Thanks, you saved me a rant (I’ll just stick it in the fridge to keep for some other occasion).

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    odeliasimone  over 11 years ago

    All I know is that if you surf the net for news in other nations, you sure learn a WHOLE LOT of what is really going on in the USA!!!! And I don’t listen to a government funded (ie my tax dollars) news source for sure. They are way more biased than I want to hear.

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    celeconecca Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Mr. Miller, sir - I think you are a latter-day Swift

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    3hourtour Premium Member over 11 years ago

    ..an african american eye for npr…

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    tabsok58  over 11 years ago

    I think this is aimed at all the people who so proudly label themselves either liberal or conservative but there is to much sand in their eyes to realize that.

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    Destiny23  over 11 years ago

    Poor Paulie – he almost missed his cat nap!

    Whatever the ‘M’ word is, apparently GoComics’ nannybot doesn’t know about it – everyone’s suggestions went through uncensored. (I’m surprised it lets “moron” through – that word is offensive to morons!!)

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    NoBrandName  over 11 years ago

    So if NPR is just a government shill media outlet, then that means that when the GOP is in power…

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    NDeeZ  over 11 years ago

    Love how SOME people throw “free speech rights” around as though it means “free of the consequence of voicing your free speech.” An example–you’re in a bar and you insult the biggest guy there, who then mops the bar floor with you. He didn’t “stifle” or “encroach on” your free speech–you were able to speak it–he just objected to what you said, in a rather forceful, and in my view, deserved manner. Free speech, in fact, refers to the government not stifling opinion. Here in my hometown, a car dealer put up a “Birther” billboard–he’s allowed to do that, but he can’t whine about suppressing his free speech when others take to the print and airwaves disputing his conclusions. No abrogation of free speech there–just a remarkably st00pid business decision to alienate 95% of his customer base–as is his right. But then, when his business falls off a cliff, he can’t whine about how his “free speech rights” were trampled…

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    Dtroutma  over 11 years ago

    “Media”

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Okay, I’ll bite, what is “Birther”?

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    migukpabo  over 11 years ago

    A birther is someone who believes that Barak Obama was not born in the United States. Usually Kenya is claimed as his birth place.

    http://tinyurl.com/8572u4

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    Whatroughbeast  over 11 years ago

    I want to know what the liberal definition of “Separation of church and state” is. I mean, other than Waco.

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    rrrnay  over 11 years ago

    “Every new and successful example, therefore, of a perfect separation between the ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance; and I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together (Letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822).”

    James Madison aka Father of the Constitution;

    You might see his other writings to get an idea of what a liberal in our Founders times thought of the matter.

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    RadioTom  over 11 years ago

    Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Doesn’t say anything about NPR. Or Fox News, either, for that matter. Unless you’re a Liberal, in which case NPR is your Gospel. (Freedom of Religion, not Speech, applies)

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    dfowensby  over 11 years ago

    maudlin´. who was it, limbdork that called it Nat´l Politically-Correct Radio?

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    ccjmfk  over 11 years ago

    Mickey Mouse! No, wait that’s two words.

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    puddleglum1066  over 11 years ago

    For a factual breakdown of NPR funding, see:

    http://hubbub.wbur.org/2010/10/22/npr-funding

    Note: indirect federal funding accounts for only 6 percent of this station’s budget. 36 percent come from “sponsorships” (that is, corporations paying for programs, just as is the case on commercial stations… and corporations are generally politically conservative) and “grants” (most from foundations… which these days are mostly bankrolled by rich conservatives like the Koch brothers). Bottom line: if anything in the funding system influences NPR’s content, it’ll influence it in the conservative direction. That may be why NPR’s “Planet Money” show (funded by ALLY Bank) seems to have morphed from a serious investigation of systemic corruption in finance to a rah-rah apologetic for the wonders of capitalism…

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    alviebird  over 11 years ago

    This may surprise many of you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E

    Yes, it’s ‘propaganda’. But I offer it as food for thought.

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    rawalko  over 11 years ago

    Well, I think it’s just perfect that extremists on both sides of the political coin are pointing at this toon and saying “See? That’s what’s wrong with The Other Side!!”

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    weasel_monkey  over 11 years ago

    I am genuinly curious; FishStix, SayHowURFeelin’ and the rest of your cohorts - what would the US be like if you didn’t have to pay taxes to the thievin’ gov’munt? How on earth do you envisage the country will operate? Again to satisfy my curiousity - have you travelled to other countries to see first hand how other people live and governments govern? I just feel that someone with a more worldy experience would have a…hmmm…broader attitude than you seem to exhibit.

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    Joseph Krois  over 11 years ago

    Isn’t this strip a reprint? I seem to remember commenting on the “M” word before.. Or was it a different letter of the alphabet? “Media Whore”? No..

    Fractious comments… Malicious intent… Self-righteous fervor… Does it deserve… More rhetoric or less… Or should we confess… That separation exists… And the might of our fists… Won’t us closer bring… But here is the thing… The further we fall… The more we can’t stall… The inevitable end… Where without a friend… We wander thru life… And suffer the strife… Of a wasted pursuit… And the bitterest fruit… When for all of us waits… A big world without hate…

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    jeffreybradmc  over 11 years ago

    Marooned idiot’s

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    pdchapin  over 11 years ago

    To paraphrase someone else, there are two things that are fatal to democracy. The first is for the people to believe everything the government says. The second is for the people to believe nothing that the government says. The same can be said for the news media. Uncritical reaction to a news source promotes poor news standards.

    I would add another pairing of very bad things. Believing the government can do everything and believing the government can do nothing.

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    Ronald Johnson  over 11 years ago

    ” M ” — Let me guess…… Mid-Term Election Mandate ! ! !

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    lindz.coop Premium Member over 11 years ago

    At least on NPR it is possible to hear both sides of many issues. I have heard everyone from Newt Gingrich to Pete Seeger interviewed on the station and I doubt that ever happens on the Rush Limbaugh show. In addition the call in shows like Diane Rehm or Talk of the Nation allow people of many persuasions to have their say. That said, I do not for one minute condone what was done to Juan Williams who was not “reporting news” but rather giving an opinion – to which he is allowed.

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    Linus13  about 11 years ago

    youre an idiot.

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