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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

That damned Media

What's Mallard raving about today?

Senator Barack Obama, The Media.

April Fool, indeed. I am looking at a fool right now. (And I am not talking about Reverend Jeremiah Wright.)

10 comments:

factinista said...

First the story people stopped caring about once Spitzer left office, and now this. The two-week delay has certainly punished Tinsley this week.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Two weeks hence: Mallard will snark and smirk that Hillary "doesn't pay her debts," which, despite its lack of truthfulness, will lead to another lecture on the lack of financial responsibility of Democrats--also lacking in truthfulness. Mallard could potentially redefine "lackey."

Tinny's no April Fool. He's a 365-Days-A-Year Jackass.

12xuser said...

The fact that Obama hasn't been a public figure for that long means that the press hasn't found their handy Democratic pigeonhole for him yet (think expensive haircut guy, crazy "Yeaaargh" guy, exaggerator guy, flip-flopper guy, cold manipulative bitch guy). You can bet that when they do, it won't be as complimentary as "straight talking maverick guy" or even "amiable doofus guy".

zrfcr said...

They'd like to settle for what they're using now - BER-LAAAAAAAAAAACK guy - only some people might think that "racist" or something, so they need to nuance it a bit.

rewinn said...

Why the media's endlessly repeating a carefully trimmed quote from Obama's pastor doesn't count as "being hard" is something no reasonable person can doubt: Mallard's just a whiner.

12xuser said...

The Wright controversy blew up on Thursday the 13th, which is two days from now in Mallard's world.

Nice timing, Tinsley.

luke said...

I do like the construction of this strip, with all the white space and excruciating second-panel pause and such. It looks like Mallard can't read the teleprompter.

Michael said...

The lag time for this strip is indeed hilarious. Maybe in his next strip Mallard can mention how great Barack is at bowling.

Luke, I also noticed that, in the last panel, he's only thinking the April Fool line. So anyone watching his news broadcast would hear him read that announcement, and then watch uncomfortably as he stares blankly at the cameras.

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Thanks to the folks at Comics Curmudgeon, I've discovered this little beauty. It starts out as a lame April Fool's "Hey Fans I'm Quitting!" gag, but then turns into a beautiful public smackdown of a certain strip we're all familiar with.

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

That was great - Sally Forth could roast Mallard alive! (Even Ted could probably manage it.)