mercredi, juillet 27, 2005

hey turd blossom!

(Yesterday's Doonesbury: click image for larger version)

(Today's Doonesbury: click image for larger version)

As one of my friends put it, it's interesting that "overseas, they get to read about this in the mainstream media and we can't even read it in a comic strip ..."

Newspapers pull 'Doonesbury' over Rove moniker
It may be President Bush's nickname for key political adviser Karl Rove, but some editors don't think it belongs in their newspapers.

About a dozen papers objected to Tuesday's and Wednesday's "Doonesbury" comic strips, and some either pulled or edited them.

The strips refer to Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff, as "Turd Blossom."

The term is said to be one of several nicknames Bush uses for Rove, one of his closest allies and who is widely credited for Bush's election in 2000 and re-election in 2004. The mainstream U.S. media have rarely mentioned the nickname, but it has gained traction in the international press and on the Internet.

Via Allison, CNN, and the Doonesbury archive.

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