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Cartoonist calls Condi Rice 'murderer' again
WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/27/2004 | Paul Sperry

Posted on 01/27/2004 2:36:52 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative

WASHINGTON – He did it again, but this time on national TV.

Aaron McGruder, a black syndicated cartoonist who's getting his own prime-time TV series on Fox, called National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice "a murderer" for her role in the Iraq war.

He made the remark as a guest on the nationally syndicated TV show "America's Black Forum," hosted by syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Juan Williams.

The creator of the popular "Boondocks" comic strip reportedly caused some discomfort at an anniversary dinner for the Nation magazine here last month when he told the mostly anti-war audience, "I've met Condoleezza Rice and called her a murderer to her face."

In a Sunday broadcast of the "Black Forum" show, McGruder, speaking from Los Angeles, repeated the epithet, arguing that Rice, as one of the administration's "biggest hawks," advised the president on a war that led to the "slaughter of innocent people in Iraq."

Some of the black panelists assembled in the Washington studio winced at the remarks.

Conservative syndicated columnist Armstrong Williams rebuked the cartoonist, whose strip is syndicated in more than 250 newspapers.

"I can't get over the fact you labeled Miss Rice a murderer," he said.

The low-key McGruder, 29, asserted that he has a right to his opinion.

"She's a murderer because I believe she's a murderer," he said coolly.

NAACP chairman Julian Bond, another panelist, wrote it off to "satire," but added, smiling, "I agree with his politics."

Late last year, McGruder made Rice's love life the topic of his comic.

"Maybe if there was a man in the world who Condoleezza truly loved, she wouldn't be so hell-bent to destroy it," one of his "Boondocks" characters speculates in a strip.

The Washington Post pulled the series on Rice, which ran some five days. The Cincinnati Enquirer dropped the strip altogether.

McGruder, who voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, claims Rice, also black, asked him to write her into his strip.

"Boondocks," a hip-hop version of Doonesbury, is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.

McGruder, who graduated from the University of Maryland with an African-American studies degree, has written a best-selling coffee-table collection of his strips called "A Right to be Hostile."

He's reportedly developing with Sony a prime-time animated series based on "Boondocks" for Fox. It's slated for the fall.


Paul Sperry is Washington bureau chief for WorldNetDaily and author of "Crude Politics."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aaronmcgruder; boondocks; condoleezzarice; foxnetwork; julianbond; leftists; naacp; paulsperry
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To: Tamsey
I bet hardly anyone here has seen that image, never mind the sleepwalking populace in general.

But it would be an international incident if someone on the Right had made something similar.
51 posted on 01/27/2004 4:33:32 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Aaron MacGruder has made such an utter horse's rear end out of himself, that no one other than Julian Bond takes this man seriously.
52 posted on 01/27/2004 4:35:16 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Texas; more churches than any other state in the US!)
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To: Seruzawa
McGruder...graduated...with an African-American studies degree..

From what I've seen of his idiotic, racist, bigoted so-called cartoons, he graduated with a degree in Hating Anything White studies.

The man is a bigot.

Plain and simple.

53 posted on 01/27/2004 4:37:22 PM PST by OldSmaj
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Hopefully, there's a speeding bus, with his name on the front, somewhere.
54 posted on 01/27/2004 4:41:50 PM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
This is a student of Ron Waters a hatefilled sellout who never met a Democrat ass he did not want to kiss. The kid is confused and has a degree in being an angry victim for liberal whites to parade around and say they understand the plight of blacks in America.
55 posted on 01/27/2004 4:42:35 PM PST by Trueblackman (It is enough to make you smile and gloat)
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To: JoJo Gunn
I trust her.
56 posted on 01/27/2004 4:43:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

57 posted on 01/27/2004 4:44:47 PM PST by DemWatch
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To: OldSmaj

58 posted on 01/27/2004 4:44:58 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
To: investor@newscorp.com

To whom it may concern, it has come to my attention that Fox Entertainment Group is considering the production and/or broadcast of an animated series based on Aaron McGruder's "Boondocks" cartoon series. Mr. McGruder is a self proclaimed racist who's strip has been pulled by a number of newspapers for its racist and seditious content. I ask that Fox discontinue any and all support it may be offering Mr. McGruder. If not, I will request of all of my mutual funds a divestiture of all NewsCorp holdings as well as personally contacting Fox's other sponsors to inform them of the basis of my refusal to purchase their products.

Very Sincerely,

59 posted on 01/27/2004 4:45:46 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: VaBthang4
Now he is an adult suffering from arreserted developement who needs an excuse. Condi Rice, Conservatives, White People, The establishment, The rules, etc, etc. provide his excuse.

Yes, and he will spend his time creating hateful meanspirited little comics designed to smear people in order to express his grievances, and then he will die.
What a wasted life.

60 posted on 01/27/2004 4:49:21 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"She's a murderer because I believe she's a murderer,"

He's an SOB because I believe he's an SOB.
61 posted on 01/27/2004 4:51:32 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"She's a murderer because I believe she's a murderer," he said coolly.
Ohh.. THAT'S logic... NOT!

Just because he believe's it is so doesn't mean it is so.
I believe that there is no gravity.
How about he steps out teh 14th story window to test my theory?
*shaking head*
What an idiot.. and he thinks he's a cartoonist?
62 posted on 01/27/2004 4:54:35 PM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Boondocks is so saturated with anger, hatred, nastiness and general ill-temper that the writer just HAS to be an a**hole.

What a smirking bag of puke he is. There's such a thing as objective reality. That puke can "believe" Condoleeza Rice is a murderer but that doesn't make it so.

That kind of crap just makes black people hate white people more, which is apparently his cup of tea.
63 posted on 01/27/2004 4:56:37 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: Onelifetogive
I'm laughing about the "popular" designation.
In my local Communist Rag newspaper, they've had LOTS of letters to the editor asking to at least move Boondocks to the editorial page, if not drop it entirely.
64 posted on 01/27/2004 4:58:13 PM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: quantim
But with Hillary there's an air of truth about it.
Vince didn't quite kill himself the way they claim.
And that's just one body out of man.
65 posted on 01/27/2004 5:00:00 PM PST by Darksheare (Responsible for killing more threads than anyone else. Considered armed & weird. Use caution.)
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To: BenLurkin
I do too, and they can't stand that.

Who needs to worry about slave owners, when your own kind keeps you down? You'd think they'd cheer her on.

66 posted on 01/27/2004 5:04:32 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Old Grumpy
Sorry, you're wrong. He's an SOB because he really, truly IS an SOB. It's not just your opinion, it's the truth.
67 posted on 01/27/2004 5:05:39 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah
Thanks for setting me straight, pal. I should have said, "He's just an SOB, plain and simple."
68 posted on 01/27/2004 5:10:11 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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I've already written the relevant media outlets (and will also the relevant advertisers) that if that Boy's show ever makes it to the air they've lost my viewership and my custom. I've also written the local fishwrap with the same declaration if they decide to carry his strip.
69 posted on 01/27/2004 5:12:33 PM PST by solitas (sleep well, gentle reader; but remember there ARE such things...)
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To: Trueblackman
Is Ron Waters at UM? Bummer. That's (one of) my alma maters.
70 posted on 01/27/2004 5:22:27 PM PST by sauropod (What happens at CPAC stays at CPAC)
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To: Old Grumpy
Still not quite right...He's an SOB because his mom was a B.
71 posted on 01/27/2004 5:42:41 PM PST by saul goode (My name is Saul Goode, and I approved this message because I am right and you are wrong.)
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To: sauropod
Yes he is the head of African American Studies there.
72 posted on 01/27/2004 6:04:58 PM PST by Trueblackman (It is enough to make you smile and gloat)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Condi's done her part to STOP the senseless murder of innocents in Iraq.
73 posted on 01/27/2004 7:12:20 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"McGruder, who graduated from the University of Maryland with an African-American studies degree...."

That says it all. A job at the New York Times awaits, no doubt....

74 posted on 01/27/2004 7:18:21 PM PST by tracer (ay)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"McGruder, who graduated from the University of Maryland with an African-American studies degree...."

That says it all. A job at the New York Times awaits, no doubt....

75 posted on 01/27/2004 7:18:59 PM PST by tracer (ay)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"McGruder, who graduated from the University of Maryland with an African-American studies degree...."

That says it all. A job at the New York Times awaits, no doubt....

76 posted on 01/27/2004 7:20:40 PM PST by tracer (ay)
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To: tracer
Problem with "Post" button??
77 posted on 01/27/2004 7:21:50 PM PST by tracer (ay)
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To: little jeremiah
The irony is that a whole bunch of us white folks rightly are defending her against a thug of her own race. But we're all still bigots here, right?
78 posted on 01/27/2004 7:25:09 PM PST by tracer (ay)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"She's a murderer because I believe she's a murderer," he said coolly.

Were she really so, his next of kin would have no doubt.

79 posted on 01/27/2004 7:26:37 PM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: B-Chan
I believe you have a cartoon for Boondocks threads? :D
80 posted on 01/27/2004 7:27:30 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: NEPA
Can you get a degree in Asian American Studies, or Mexican American Studies, or Indian American Studies? I know you can't get one in "American" American Studies.
81 posted on 01/27/2004 7:30:09 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: hellinahandcart
Mais certainment, mon ami:


82 posted on 01/27/2004 7:39:56 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan
Heehee...I get such a kick out of it.
83 posted on 01/27/2004 7:43:38 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: B-Chan
You rock! That strip is about ten orders of magnitude funnier than the original.
84 posted on 01/27/2004 7:45:27 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: tracer
"They" say that black people who are conservative aren't really "black". What an insult to so many honorable, virtuous, wise and successful people!!

(makes face in disgust)
85 posted on 01/27/2004 8:15:30 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"She's a murderer because I believe she's a murderer," he said coolly.

And this is what it finally comes down to: circular reasoning.

This guy has a talent for cartooning, I will give him that. But nothing else. However, his claim that he called Condi a "murderer to her face" is something I have trouble believing.

She would have kicked his ass.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

86 posted on 01/27/2004 8:19:46 PM PST by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "I have John Kerry's medals! No, really, their in my purse!")
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
A few years ago, Aaron McGruder, a young college student dissatisfied with both college and the comic-book world...
...After Aaron "escaped" from the University of Maryland with a degree in African-American studies...

Translation: Flunky.
87 posted on 01/27/2004 9:07:38 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: Kirkwood
Condi grew up in the segregationist South and saw murder first hand. This brat simply never grew up.
88 posted on 01/27/2004 9:10:34 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: Terry Mross
yes you can. Most liberals would say american history is white american history.
89 posted on 01/27/2004 9:42:28 PM PST by rave123
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To: little jeremiah
Many black Americans do themselves a great disservice by keeping alive old practices and attitudes that, if directed at "non-blacks," would clearly be considered racist by any reasonable and fair-minded person.

For example, I have a friend who is a physician and a black American. He recently expressed to me, a "white," his apprehension concerning his acceptance and treatment by an audience to which he was to address on the subject of AIDS and its disproportionate impact on impoverished black Americans. This man had worked in the area of AIDS since its "early days" in Africa and continued to work full-time and then part-time in an inner-city community AIDS/STD/drug abuse clinic.

When I inquired as to the nature of his audience and even offered to accompany him, he explained that his audience consisted of members of a civic group of wealthy and influential black women in a Northeastern city.

I could not imagine how such would be a problem until he rubbed his cheek and pointed out that his extremely dark complexion would stand out in sharp contrast to the much lighter skin tones of his audience.

The problem, in short, as he stated it was that he was "too black." He declined my offer to support him my accompanying him.

He later related that his concerns had not been unfounded.

Accordingly, I was not surprised to learn of the present travails of Dr. Rice at the hands of a barbarian "black-activist" cartoonist....

90 posted on 01/28/2004 5:57:24 AM PST by tracer (ay)
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To: Trueblackman
This is a student of Ron Waters a hatefilled sellout who never met a Democrat ass he did not want to kiss. The kid is confused and has a degree in being an angry victim for liberal whites to parade around and say they understand the plight of blacks in America.

BUMP! The perniciousness of the degrees in 'victimology' just grows every day. This kid indeed IS a victim...but not by 'whitey'.

91 posted on 01/28/2004 8:12:27 AM PST by Paul Ross ("A country that cannot control its borders isn't really a country any more."-President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
McGruder...has written a best-selling coffee-table collection of his strips called "A Right to be Hostile."

I find THAT hard to believe.

Perhaps he considers it a best-selling book soleley because HE believes that it's a best-selling book.

92 posted on 01/28/2004 8:22:48 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: shadowman99
"He's reportedly developing with Sony a prime-time animated series based on "Boondocks" for Fox. It's slated for the fall."
He,he,he...It's slated for the fall. The big fall!
93 posted on 01/28/2004 8:43:50 AM PST by b-cubed
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To: JusPasenThru
bump
94 posted on 01/28/2004 8:45:36 AM PST by Lady Eileen
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"McGruder, who graduated from the University of Maryland with an African-American studies degree..."

wow...I bet U of M demands the same rigorous academic discipline as required for a degree in 'ethno-urbanology'...

95 posted on 01/28/2004 8:58:36 AM PST by martin gibson
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Perhaps he considers it a best-selling book soleley because HE believes that it's a best-selling book.

Well, all of HIS friends bought a copy, anyway...

96 posted on 01/28/2004 9:07:23 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (http://c-pol.com)
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To: JoJo Gunn
what makes you think he's her kind?
97 posted on 01/28/2004 7:23:25 PM PST by rave123
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To: rave123
Well said.
98 posted on 01/28/2004 7:35:34 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"Maybe if there was a man in the world who Condoleezza truly loved, she wouldn't be so hell-bent to destroy it," one of his "Boondocks" characters speculates in a strip.

An argument that could be much more appropriately applied to radical feminists who are trying to tear down the foundations of our culture.

100 posted on 01/30/2004 12:16:01 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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