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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: Constitutionalist Conservative
Is there anything more reprehensible than a lefty cartoonist? They're so bitter and hate-filled that any humor or wit gets utterly shriveled up. If you've seen any of Ted Rall's or Tom Tomorrow's cartoons, you'll know what I mean.
41 posted on 01/27/2004 4:06:52 PM PST by RightWingAtheist
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
The creator of the popular "Boondocks" comic strip reportedly caused some discomfort at ...

Discomfort? Discomfort?? "Discomfort", my dear journalistic friend, is when you realize that your nickers get in a twist and you can't slip away to straighten them out. I think the word that you were looking for (or avoiding) was "embarrassment".

42 posted on 01/27/2004 4:10:50 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: quantim
"She's a murderer because I believe she's a murderer," he said coolly.

Question: Whence the NOW gang?

He's attacking a woman, a woman of color, a woman who, independent of any man, "fought the system" and won her place in the sun. Yet all I can hear is a few crickets chirping in the distance.

43 posted on 01/27/2004 4:18:36 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
People like this low-life giggled and flapped their limp wrists with glee when Clinton ordered Janet Reno to incinerate the babies at Waco.
44 posted on 01/27/2004 4:20:51 PM PST by Miles Vorkosigan (The official term for them is "hoplophobes"--but I prefer GFW (Gun-Fearing Wussy).)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Sounds like little Aaron's show is headed for the same resounding success that greeted this effort from a fellow communist:

Thankfully that monstrosity was yanked off the air by ABC after normal Americans wouldn't watch it.

45 posted on 01/27/2004 4:21:23 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Saddam's WMD were sold/hidden while we were bogged down at the UN.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
There are hundreds of American blacks murdered across this nation every day by fellow American blacks. How come most blacks reject 'Operation Freedom' and use the same line ... "killing innocent Iraqi people". Here's an idea: Why not channel 1/10th of a sensible mind and energy into protecting blacks from being murdered by blacks. Great Americans such as Condi Rice are true heros.
46 posted on 01/27/2004 4:23:33 PM PST by moonman
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To: VaBthang4

It looks like he's into the metrosexual thing...

47 posted on 01/27/2004 4:24:00 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Saddam's WMD were sold/hidden while we were bogged down at the UN.)
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To: JoJo Gunn
That Condi Rice graphic is awful. The left has truly turned hate speech into an art form :-(
48 posted on 01/27/2004 4:24:12 PM PST by Tamzee (W '04..... America may not survive a Democrat at this point in our history....)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
The Washington Post pulled the series on Rice, which ran some five days. The Cincinnati Enquirer dropped the strip altogether.

And the Houston Chronicle has never censored the strip, proving that it's even more of the hometown Pravda than the Post.

49 posted on 01/27/2004 4:24:25 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
...'McGruder is David Duke's dark bro...'

But the difference is David Duke was scorned and ostracized..which is what he deserved. McGruder deserves the same. Sony AND Fox should hear from all good, rational people. We do not need another show that promotes divisiveness and hate; the politicians have this covered.
50 posted on 01/27/2004 4:31:32 PM PST by 4integrity (AJ)
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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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