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Doonesbury, the Propaganda Strip

It shouldn’t be surprising at this late date, but I’m still a little shocked at times at how Garry Trudeau phones in “Doonesbury” with unfunny political propaganda. (Every Sunday, you can gasp at the vast chasm in funny between “Doonesbury” and “Opus,” even when “Opus” is mocking conservatives.) On Sunday, Trudeau just lamely recounted the Slate website’s latest “Bushisms,” which reeks of a business back-scratching arrangement, since Doonesbury appears online at Slate.

By contrast, this week’s daily strips feature a young character’s valiant summer work for Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website, complete with web address.

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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