Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hitting Bottom

To the great disappointment of many on the Left, the White House Correspondents Association has voted to move FOX News to the front row of the Whitehouse pressroom to the fill the vacancy left by Helen "Get the Jews out of Palestine" Thomas.

Despite the online efforts of MoveOn.org and liberal bloggers to move NPR to the front row, FOX got the well-deserved nod. But the lefties still hilariously claimed victory for their 411,000 signature campaign because Associated Press (which had already been in the front row) was moved into Helen's still-moist seat, and FOX took the AP's former seat.

All of which would seem like a silly game of musical chairs, except for our delight that FOX's Major Garrett will not only be in the front row, but increasingly in the faces of the Whitehouse spokespeople.



My Dog Brewski said...

But will success spoil Major and cause him to forget why he's there?
BTW, Stilton..."still moist seat"? Eww!

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Ya know? You have to give ANY conservative journalist HUGE props for being in that newsroom at all. It must be much like being the hero in some scifi movie where s/he has to crawl through the too-close opening in a cave wall to enter the slime infested lair of the most vile creature in the known universe to determine what it's up to.

And now FOX has to be so close they can actually see the shards of The Constitution stuck between their teeth.


Yes. They are far braver than me.

Dr.D said...


doc - the Rider-Writer of N. Nevada said...

Dear Hope n Change ... True or not, fact or fiction, as journalists there is a line we should not cross. Sadly, I feel you crossed it with this strip. Very, very bad taste! I agree that she is / was one of the vilest journalists in D.C., and should have been forcibly retired decades ago, but NO ONE deserves this kind of comment. There is so much ELSE you could have used about her! But at least you captioned it right ... "Hitting Bottom", unfortunately IMHO it was you who did so. Please get back to the hard hitting stuff you are known for, and everyone enjoys!

Bobo said...

I enjoyed it. Funny is funny. I always get a frog in my throat when listening to the liberal media and their cover-up of the falsehoods being spread by the O'blah-blah-blah ad-sinister-ation.

If the White House and liberal polliwogs can't take the heat from the conservative journalists, they should hop on out of the saute pan.

Warts and all, don't say conservatives didn't toad you so when America croaks because of the pond scum being poured on us.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

doc the Rider-Writer of N. Nevada - Sorry that you feel like a line was crossed, and glad that you usually like the strip. As taste is entirely subjective, I won't argue about being right or wrong...but I will say a few words in the strip's defense.

First, unlike Helen Thomas, I've never claimed to be a journalist. I'm a (very) concerned citizen, and at the bottom of every page you'll see legal notice that everything here is my personal opinion and "HopeNChange Cartoons should not be considered a reliable news source, but instead as an advocacy entertainment outlet much like MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and the New York Times."

Secondly, I'll allow that it was a cheap shot to accuse Helen Thomas of wearing leaky Depends. And I took the cheap shot because Ms. Thomas has a long history of anti-Semitism, hate speech, and distorting the news. Metaphorically speaking, she soiled her Whitehouse Pressroom chair in far more serious ways than I suggested here...and it was that "soiled chair" metaphor I was going for more than just the bathroom humor. And perhaps I missed the mark.

In any event, I'm sorry if I put the disturbing picture of Helen's leaky undergarments in your mind, and hope that in the spirit of healing and forgiveness, we can now all go back to imagining her underwear as bone dry.

Bobo- "Funny is funny"? What sort of standard is that for comedy?! (PS: Conservatives toad you so...that's funny).

Anonymous said...

The cartoon worked just fine for me. I took it as a metaphor for what often spewed out of her mouth and thought you took a "genteel" approach for linking it with #1 and not #2, which is way more than she deserved.

AngieComics said...

Fart = Funny.
But in this case, it "depends"...

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Doc, Doc, Doc! "Get the Jews out of Palestine" is lower than low. Leaky depends? C'mon! That's funny!

Suzy said...

I'm getting tired of the so-easily-offended in this country...whether its people upset that somebody prayed to Jesus, or that somebody cut off a black guy or a gay guy in traffic, or Sarah Palin bought a dress, or that somebody has leaky underwear...geez...people....lighten up!

There's plenty to be offended about in these days...you know, like a sheriff in Arizona who has a price tag on his head and nobody in this administration could care less....people dying on the border and overseas...jobs being closed down everywhere....health care going down the tubes.... but to be offended about a little joke about underwear?


Anonymous said...

It's all good. I'm a concerned citizen too but like to tell it like it is especially when I know the socialist democrats are all for destroying america by any means they can.


Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- I have to admit to being tickled by the ebbs and flows of the comments today...and let me hasten to add that I appreciate "doc the Rider/Writer" saying that he thought the strip was over the line. There's nothing that I'd like more than for this site to be a place where people can have respectful disagreement and debate...AND to have the courage to disagree with Yours Truly if the circumstances seem to be appropriate.

As I mentioned before, I'm not a journalist. I'm a regular guy (okay, maybe a slightly crazed guy) who is sharing his opinions via cartoons...and trying to provide links to legitimate news sources to show how I'm forming my opinions. But that doesn't mean I'm always right, and it sure doesn't mean I don't want to hear from people who can correct me if I go astray.

That being said, I'm afraid I can also lean toward the sophomoric, and I'm likely to take the occasional cheap shot at the truly deserving. Especially since this site, even with my editorials, is intended to provoke a laugh every day. And if it's a cheap laugh... well, okay, we'll take it.

But mostly I just want to say how great it is to read ALL of the comments above, and say how much I appreciate all of you spending time here to share your thoughts. Not to get heavy-handed, but this is really what freedom of speech is all about.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

In hindsight, based on his comments about her being the vilest, and should have been forcibly retired decades ago (I'd argue that 10 decades would be enough), I'm wondering if maybe Doc might have had his tongue firmly embedded in his cheek when he wrote that? Doc? Didja?

(PS: Am I the only one who adds comments after the "moment" has passed?)

Pete(Detroit) said...

Nope - I often chime in days later..

Dr.D said...

My point was exactly the same as doc - the Rider-Writer of N. Nevada. He simply spelled it out much more completely than I did. I agree with him 100%.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- I, too, sometimes chime in after the moment has passed...but not always. I tend to be juggling enough chainsaws that I don't often return to the older cartoons.

And for what it's worth, Dr.D, I don't plan any more Depends jokes for awhile!

Bobo said...

Stilton - I hope that just depends on the circumstances. I personally would be unhappy for you not to use good diaper humor because of principles getting in the way.

- Bobo