Michael Cavna reports that the Washington Post pulled the original Tank McNamara and is running a replacement because the strip insinuates Dick Cheney advising the NFL commissioner to kill Michael Vicks. See original strip on GoComics.com
Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti says the decision was a no-brainer: The original strips were deemed “inappropriate.” The Post sacked the week’s strips, in which NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seeks advice on how to handle the reinstatement of former quarterback/convict Vick, who ran a pit-bull ring that resulted in canine deaths; the storyline attempts to satirize issues such as perceptions of racism by the NFL front office and owners.
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sipping my coffee::::I’m guessing the strip is now banned for good? has the cartoonist been put in jail also? protests in front of the house?..guess we’ll need a Czar to monitor the strips also.
On a random side note, I had an editorial published in the Denver Post a few years ago comparing Dick Cheney’s “torture” of birds to Michael Vick’s “torture” of dogs.
My guess is that the Post pulled it for the Dick Cheney satire and not the Vick storyline. They’ve pulled comics for political reasons in the past.
Always sad when a comic that seems to have some teeth gets pulled before it can bite into some people.
Apparently the Post was unable to find two sources to corroborate Tank’s veracity.
time for dick cheny to stop running the country, as he has since “father Bush”…Micheal Vicks was gambling, sorry about the dogs
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