Wednesday, July 27, 2005


The sad part isn't that some papers pulled the above Doonesbury because of the frighteningly offensive use of that horrible, horrible word - "Turdblossom."

The sad part is that reporters who covered the story seem to be completely unaware that "Turdblossom" actually IS Bush's nickname for Rove. Trudeau didn't make it up. BUSH DID. But they seem to be under the illusion that Trudeau for some bizarre and inexplicable reason. "Bathroom humor."

They're REPORTERS - and they completely missed the point of their own story.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About a dozen newspapers have objected to use of toilet humor in Tuesday's and Wednesday's "Doonesbury" comic strip, and some either pulled or edited the strip.

Kansas City-based Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip to around 1,400 newspapers, said it had received some complaints from editors about a reference to presidential aide Karl Rove.

Among those with concerns was the Providence (R.I.) Journal. There, editors simply removed the offensive word from the strip's final panel.

"I didn't think (taking out the word) hurt it," Executive Editor Joel Rawson said.

You didn't think taking the word out hurt it?

You took out the PUNCHLINE and you don't think that hurt it?

It amazes me that somebody actually pays these idiots.

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