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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Those damned Conservatives

What's Mallard raving about today?

The Media, President Reagan.

No matter how many times you say that there's a Liberal bias in the media, Mallard, it doesn't make it true.

Liberals, for example, lack an entire network dedicated to propaganda.


exanonymous said...

Well, what's the saying, you hear only what you want to hear?

Otherwise, he'd have to open his ears to the parts where Reagen wasn't this larger than life far right perfect president.

And according to Mallard, good liberals don't exist, alive or dead. So while he's smirking at the press (of which he is a member), there's also that saying about stones and glass houses.

Tog said...

Funny, these days whenever I read a liberal discussion of Ronald Reagan, it's usually about how he violated each and every value neocons like Tinsley profess to hold dear...he negotiated with terrorists and drug traffickers, sold weapons to our enemies, cut and run from Lebanon (after getting our boys killed over there with some good old fashioned tough talk), raised taxes, and spent the country into one of those massive deficits that we keep hearing about.

He also fired air traffic controllers for striking for less stressful working conditions, around the same time he was praising Lech Walesa for leading strikes in Poland. (I'll let the subsequent record of airliner accidents speak for the wisdom of Ronnie's union-busting activities.)

I remember Reagan's scumbag Sec of Interior James Watt making "strip mining" a household word--but only losing his post after calling the Beach Boys "the wrong element" and mockingly announcing that a panel of his included "a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple." Ah, priorities.

Being such a complete asshole, Watt is probably one of Batshit's idols.

Neo Tuxedo said...

...the thing is, if we had actual liberals in the mainstream media, I can imagine one of them saying "Now in retrospect, Reagan wasn't too bad..."

By comparison with Shrubya, for instance, he was practically an actual populist.

Kip W said...

It's funny because Tin hears somebody say, "In comparison with these jackholes, Reagan wasn't a hundred percent awful" and hears "We love Reagan more than we love our mommy."

That's because the biggest excluded middle is the one between his ears.

Rootbeer said...

Okay, Lazy Duck, it's the liberal media that apotheosizes Ronald Reagan. That'll do.

The nearest this strip gets to reality is the occasional conservative crowing about Obama's allegedly bleak approval ratings, countered by a liberal pointing out how closely his ratings over time have actually been mirroring Reagan's first term.

Or any number of observations by liberals on the hypocrisy of conservatives who fetishize the Reagan presidency, but practice politics that the man himself never supported.

dlauthor said...

Don't worry, Tinshley. We won't like when you're dead, either.

We'll just forget about you.

Anonymous said...

As someone to the right of most of you,I was impressed with how fair and even-handed the press was in celebrating the Reagan anniversary. My problem isn't with a press that's too liberal, but with a press that's far too subservient to the powers that be, whether they're R or D. I'd love to see a truly left-wing (or right-wing)press take on the gross abuses of constitutional rights that have been going on for the past 11 years, but it's not happening.

rewinn said...

Breaking News: Walker demonstrates that he's just Koch's poodle in a phone call by someone pretending to be Koch.

You know, it's kinda funny that "conservatives" think Walker is on their side, when his whole conversation shows he's just a paid employee of the rich.

Reagan was too, but he was a better actor.

Frank Stone said...

Translation of today's strip:


Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Remember: Raygun ignored the AIDS crisis for six years. People were dying slow, agonizing deaths; Saint Ronnie didn't give a shit. Even if he had been good in other ways (he wasn't), that would have been enough to make him a bona fide moral monster. Sure, he was against torture, but really now, whaddaya want--a gold star? That's about as impressive a credential as "not a child molester"--pretty much the bare minimum necessary for any civilized individual.

The fact that today's gop psychopaths make him look comparatively not-that-bad doesn't mean that he wasn't "that bad" by any reasonable standard.

Tog said...

If anything, GeoX, it just demonstrates how far down the toilet American politics have been dragged by Ronnie's successors.

"Isolated incident" #32,754: Indiana deputy attorney general Jeff Cox publicly calls for riot police to use live ammo on peaceful protesters, is quickly introduced to underside of bus. And what happened to your blog, dude? The one where you called Robert Reich a Nazi? (It must be the latest victim of an anti-free speech conspiracy!! Whoop! Whoop!) I doubt I have to mention the scumbag's party affiliation.
(*article at Mother Jones)

...How's them teabags taste now, Tinsley?

DiR said...

But guuuUUUUUuuyss! He talked really friendly like! And didn't you all want to have a beer with him? And he totally won the cold war, what with talking all mean to the Soviets. It's not like the collapse of the Soviet Union was all but certain by 1980, or anything.

Love for Reagan confuses me, like if hunters everyone honestly revered Elmer Fudd.