What's Mallard raving about today?
It's a pretty goddamn big stretch to call Tinsley's semi-coherent drunken mumbling about libruls'n'negroes'n'reverseracists'n'dinosaurs as "social commentary," slanted or otherwise.
...Because the evening news NEVER, EVER reports on the failures or misdeeds of Democrat politicians, amirite? No, they spend way too much time attacking poor teabaggers for merely being innocent little old ladies who just don't want to be death-paneled to death by that Secret Kenyo-Muslim Gang-Color-Flashin' Socio-Communist and his Ribs-Gobblin' Satan-Worshippin' Wife.
...And so ends the Greatest Week of Mallard Ever.Did he Xerox the "art" for this one?
"The comics page is a place for competence and coherence! It's not a place for besotted echoing of Fox talking points!""Neither is the marketplace of ideas, but you don't see it stopping us!"
Take THAT, "Wiffep"!I know kindergarteners who are more adept at filling in a shape with a solid color than our artist in the third panel here.
Yeah, there is SO MUCH liberal bias when the evening news talks about local events, national sports, and the 5 day forecast! Oh, so now you get to just decide for me if it's going to be a beautiful weekend to go to the beach?! SOCIALIST!!
Actually, the comics page is for well-drawn strips that generally involve something resembling humor, or at least a modicum of effort, rather than hastily scribbled talking-point transcriptions rendered between fifths of bathtub gin.But you say tomato, I say shocking lack of talent and wit.
Maybe this is why Dullard is on the Opinion page of our local paper here. (I always thought it was because the Comics section was for, you know, actual comics).
Mallard, it's perfectly reasonable to have rational political commentary and humorous jokes in a comic strip. The problem is you have neither.
Mallard Fillmore's "social commentary" makes those mags in the checkout isle look like Vonnegut novels.
So Mallard is admitting (albeit tacitly) that his social commentary is slanted? That's pretty big of him. Or it would be, if he were self-aware and clear-headed enough to realize he was doing it.
As Frank Stone points out, Mallard comes very close to being self aware. He acknowledges that his screed is slanted! Maybe he's finally going to AA and this is one of the 12 steps?
No, part of the twelve-step program is making amends with those you've harmed. I have yet to see a Mallard Fillmore cartoon in which he apologizes for years of shitty cartoons.
The evening news that relentlessly promoted "Tea Party" rallies, and ignored much larger rallies of liberals, is slanted?Well, yeah. I will bet cash money that the Oct 2 One Nation Working Together Rally will (using objective counts) double Beck's numbers, and it will be largely ignored.Because the corporate-owned media is indeed slanted ... in the direction its owners require.
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