Cancel culture has claimed another conservative scalp. This time it’s the long-running conservative comic Mallard Fillmore.
“The conservative comic strip “Mallard Fillmore” has been plucked,” according to the conservative newspaper, The Washington Times.
“Bruce Tinsley, creator of the 27-year-old cartoon, said he was told this week by his syndication company that Gannett newspapers across the country simultaneously dropped the comic over two strips critical of President Biden and transgender participation in women’s sports. [emphasis added]
“‘It was a big shock,’ Mr. Tinsley told The Washington Times. ‘From what I’m hearing, it was unprecedented. My syndicate had never seen anything like it.’
“He said officials at King Features, which syndicates the cartoon, said that ‘a decision was made at the [Gannett] corporate level, and they weren’t sure exactly why, except that they were sure it was about those two cartoons.’
“The two comics ran Feb. 19-20. The first depicts Mr. Biden musing: ‘For too long, segregation sullied women’s sports … They were restricted to women! Thank goodness those dark days are over.’
“In the second cartoon, Mr. Biden says, ‘I hear what you, the American people, want me to do … kill fossil-fuel jobs … devalue Americans’ labor … and help more transgender athletes beat the *@!# out of biological females.'”
For more on this report, go to The Washington Times.
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Bruce Tinsley, creator of the Mallard Fillmore cartoon, said he was told this week by his syndication company that Gannett newspapers across the country simultaneously dropped the comic. #TWTFrontPagehttps://t.co/wVX3gxoc0B
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 4, 2021