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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Big Number One


at 8/23/07, 3:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical. Come on this entire "hispanics being ticked off" thing is just a money grab. They want compensation and WLW isnit giving in. How about the error in reporting? Yesterday's paper said there were 20 protesting. Actually there were less than a dozen. Given this shoddy math, I now know what CPS turns out...

Maybe that should be the next cartoon?

at 8/23/07, 9:18 AM Blogger Derek said...

Ah, yes.. Once again giving a platform to those who are offended just to be offended... How dare the WLW advertising department have a sense of humor...

at 8/23/07, 10:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Congrats, Tom Brady, good Luck Pats! Wanna trade?

at 8/23/07, 1:43 PM Anonymous Jacob said...

I think I need to sue the producers of a few popular TV sitcoms, because they insult white, heterosexual, middle-class husbands (myself):

"King of Queens" - insinuate we are obese, only think of food, and are goofy.
"Everybody Loves Raymond" - insinuate we are dull, don't listen to our wives, and only think about sports.
Shoot, now that I think about it, there's about a dozen other shows that stereotype us as well! Sue 'em all! If we don't get money, we'll at least get famous!

Although, now that I've come to my senses, maybe I won't sue them because they are attempting to be humorous and are not attacking me or my people directly! Do I like to eat food & watch sports & should communicate with my wife better - sure! Do some Mexicans speak Spanish ("The Big Juan") and wear sombreros - yep! What's the big deal? Oh, I know... thin-skin, money, and notoriety.

at 8/23/07, 2:01 PM Blogger Frank Robinson's Ghost said...

All of you white males are certainly entitled to your opinions that the Hispanics should not have been offended by those ads by people like us joking about people like them. God Bless.

But those opinions are worth about as much as the paper in Borgman's cartoon.

at 8/23/07, 2:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, "Frank Robinson's Ghost", if everyone's opinion is basically worthless, why are we giving so much press time to this Hispanic Committee's opinion? (Which may be about as "representative" of the Hispanic community as Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton are in the African American community.)

at 8/23/07, 3:21 PM Blogger Frank Robinson's Ghost said...

I did not say "everyone's opinion" was worthless.

I suggested that the opinions of white males that Hispanics should or should not be offended by the ways that whites (and blacks too probably) laugh at them aren't worth much.

You may not agree, but I think the reasoning is self-explanatory. If I mock you or your wife, or people who are seen as "like you" in some readily idenifiable way, does it realy matter if my buddies and I think it shouldn't bother you?

at 8/23/07, 4:19 PM Anonymous jacob said...

I see what you're saying, but my point is that I (nor most white, middle class, husbands) don't get offended when people make jokes about us (as it's constantly done on almost every sitcom). So, why does this Hispanic committee feel so offended about a clever play on words (if not for thin-skin, money, or notoriety)?

Ex. If WLW put Kevin James (King of Queens) up on a billboard with a bucket of Ice Cream with the caption "The Big One", should I take offense and start publicly demanding apologies? There's definitely a double-standard here.

at 8/24/07, 8:34 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

so Jim's decided to go after WLW.
I've always been amazed that WLW has NEVER trashed Borgman's often deeply offensive cartoons on their airwaves.Maybe they think Jimbo isn't worth wasting programming to discet his evident over the top liberal bias posing as humor because it's in the form of a cartoon.I hope they change that today, take the gloves off, open the phone lines, and let people have a go at the Enquirer's prized precious darling.He's ripe for it and deserves it.I'll be calling in.

at 8/24/07, 9:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something is wrong a dozen protestors get to decide what thousands of people are allowed to listen to on the radio.

Something is wrong when the NAACP and Al Sharpton defend Michael Vick's disgusting operation by saying people need second chances, but demand Don Imus lose his job for a stupid joke.

This country is doomed.

at 8/24/07, 10:33 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I'm surprised to see so many people come to the defense of WLW on this one. I am not a fan of political correctness in general, but those radio spots were the most openly racist thing that I've ever heard on mainstream media.

at 8/24/07, 4:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim - You're best cartoon of the year.

There's a fine line between satire and being mean spirited. WLW doesn't seem to understand the difference, as it continues to disrespect Hispanics and African Americans.

WLW portrays their message and commentators as the voice of conservatives.

I'm one conservative that's appalled by their negative approach which is always about dividing people instead of building a stronger community of all people.

at 8/25/07, 8:53 AM Anonymous Bill Adkins said...

Excellent!!! WLW and its fans are showing they can dish it out but they can't take it. WLW and fans are way too thin skinned. And that's as entertaining as your cartoon.

at 8/27/07, 3:00 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


Has nothing to do with dishing it out and not taking it. It's the stifling of speech. Yes the spots were offensive, but who decides? You? Me? Last time I checked there are over 2 dozen (2x as many protesting) stations and a tuning button on each radio.

I'm offende that there is a Hispanic station in NKY...why...just because it's Monday and I want to be offended by the fact I can't understand the programming....Let's take them off the air...Let's have them take "sensitivity training"...

Sometimes "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

at 8/28/07, 7:35 AM Blogger G-RANT said...

this is exactly what they want.

this annother one of those 'no such thing as bad publicity' situations.

it's not exactly subtle. i wouldn't be suprised if they have a list of minorities somewhere that they plan on going after, one after the other.

when they get to 'affluent white males' that will be hillarious.

at 8/31/07, 7:58 AM Anonymous Bill Adkins said...

3:00 AM Anonymous - it has everything and mroe to do with "it out and not taking it." To ignore the racism and discrimination eminating from WLW is to be wilfully blind. As to"It's the stifling of speech," you'll be happy to know that this type of attitude and speech were not stifled last night in Colorado. "
The classroom discussion started with the question: Why do students need to learn Spanish?

According to the Archdiocese of Denver, the conversation soon became about immigration and it turned ugly.

"It became a heated discussion and some rhetoric was used that was inappropriate for the classroom," said Jeanette DeMelo, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Denver.

At least one e-mail sent to 9NEWS said that at least one student started a chant of "white power" and some said that all Mexicans should go back to Mexico." Smells like Alabama in '64 to me, anon.

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