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Newspapers drop cartoon over Trump insult

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CHICAGO – At least a dozen of the 700 newspapers that carry the "Non Sequitur" cartoon strip have cut ties with the distributor and cartoonist over a vulgar comment referring to the president last Sunday, the Hill reports. 

"We fondly say 'Go F### yourself to Trump" the comic says – so discreetly that the distributor says they missed it. The overlooked comment outraged Trump supporters who pressured the newspapers to discontinue.

The Washington Post asked the Andrews McMeel Syndication the story behind the oversight.

“We are sorry we missed the language in our editing process,” the company said in a statement, according to the Post. “If we had discovered it, we would not have distributed the cartoon without it being removed. We apologize to ‘Non Sequitur’s’ clients and readers for our oversight.”

The cartoonist Willey Miller said he meant to white out the comment before sending it on, but forgot to do so. 

The cartoon:

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6 COMMENTS

  1. How about creator of ‘Non Sequitur’s’ come out of hiding and apologize for his lack of morality and moral turpitude. No one believes that I forgot excuse, I stopped using that in Junior High School.
    Only about 12 newspapers are holding them accountable…. speaks volumes about liberals running newspapers.

  2. You are so right!
    I participated in an assessment of major print newspapers that was put on by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the National Association of Newspaper Editors- several years back.
    They wanted to know what we thought were the major flaws in their products.
    And they all focused on little things – like the quality of their comics – the quality of their sports coverage, the quality of their womens’ coverage, etc.
    And when I chimed in “maybe it’s the left-wing bias of their editorial pages, that has crept into their news reportage,” all the brilliant lefty professors said:
    “Oh No – that can’t be why!”
    At least 500 major metropoltian newspapers have gone belly up since then.
    I think this is what ostriches do – stick their heads in the sand!