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Sun Feb 17, 2019, 02:20 PM

At least 40 newspapers cancel 'Non Sequitur' comic strip over profane message

One week after artist Wiley Miller slipped in a profane message to Donald A. Trump in “Non Sequitur,” many newspapers around the country have canceled the comic strip and others are still weighing what action to take.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is one of more than 700 media outlets carrying the strip, which runs daily as a single-panel and on Sundays in multiple panels. Because the Post-Gazette prints the Sunday comics two weeks in advance at its production facility in Clinton, “Non Sequitur” was distributed in Sunday’s editions. A decision will be forthcoming from editors on whether the newspaper will keep it.

In Mr. Miller’s strip published Feb. 10, a coloring book parody featuring a character named Leonardo BearVinci included tiny scribbles of text throughout the drawings.

In one corner of the middle panel was the almost illegible “We fondly say … go [expletive] yourself.”

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2019/02/16/Non-Sequitur-comic-newspapers-cancel-profane-comment-wiley/stories/201902140114

I like Non Sequitur, but this was probably not a wise move by the cartoonist, even though I sympathize with his message.

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Reply At least 40 newspapers cancel 'Non Sequitur' comic strip over profane message (Original post)
Zorro Feb 17 OP
RockRaven Feb 17 #1
dalton99a Feb 17 #3
Initech Feb 17 #6
Liberal In Texas Feb 17 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 17 #4
greytdemocrat Feb 17 #5
littlemissmartypants Feb 17 #7
keithbvadu2 Feb 17 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 17 #9

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 02:33 PM

1. When are these papers going to drop Mallard Fillmore? I saw some racist garbage in one of those

strips just within the past month. Somehow that is acceptable, but "profanity" is not. Got it.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. +1. Mallard Fillmore has always been ignorant and blatantly racist

It's basically Rush Limbaugh distilled into a cartoon version for mass market

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:06 PM

6. Yeah really, the racist shit spewed by Mallard Fillmore somehow gets a pass?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 02:40 PM

2. I shall miss the strip in the local paper.

I pretty much only buy the local rag for the NYT syndicated crossword, and checking the Non Sequitur was an added value especially since they raised the price of the daily paper to $2.99.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

4. I don't see how anyone can actually read what

is supposedly written there. I certainly couldn't make it out.

And I've written to my local newspaper complaining about dropping it. As I said, Non Sequitur is often the most intelligent strip in the paper. Plus, they continue to run Peanuts nearly two decades after its creator retired and then died, as if there aren't a bunch of other good strips out there.

I didn't threaten to cancel my subscription, because I do want to continue getting the paper, but I'm rather annoyed to say the least.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:03 PM

5. Damn

I read it all the time but missed that. As someone
else said, not a wise move.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:10 PM

7. When will the media outlets start dropping the lying crap

Prestidigitation spews? I am much less offended by a cartoon than his drivel.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:14 PM

8. Yet they still carry Trump after his profanity.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:39 PM

9. I guess it's been edited, because I can't find the naughty words now.

https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2019/02/10

Here's another thing that got edited:

Thanks to Imgur:



That's what the print edition looks like. Online, the cover was airbrushed:

If you can find a copy, look at the print edition of the December issue of Inside Lacrosse.

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