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  • Rob Rogers launches a Patreon Page

    In the wake of getting the boot from his hometown paper, Rob Rogers has launched a Patreon Page for his cartoons. And at the rate at which fans are signing up to support his work, the cartoonist may not miss the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette any time soon.  read more
    Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 12:10 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Joel Pett interviews Rob Rogers for Cartoonists Rights Network

    JOEL PETT INTERVIEWS THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE’S ROB ROGERS AND ASKS WHY HE OBJECTS TO HAVING HIS CARTOONS “PRE-FILTERED THROUGH THE SENSIBILITIES OF HUMORLESS CORPORATE LICKSPITTLES WHOSE LIVINGS DEPEND ON NOT ROCKING THE BOAT…OR THE SHIP OF STATE.” JUNE 17, 2018 — from the CRNI website A cartoonist is jailed. Another is charged with treason. A cartoonist disappears. Another is threatened by government goons. Throngs march against a perceived cartoon’s slight. That’s how it goes among CRNI clients around the world, but not here. In corporate America, cartoonists merely lose their livelihoods. I’m not comparing unemployment to incarceration, but with those...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 01:39 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Two takes on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, from both ends of the spectrum

    Two more views of Rob Rogers' termination—the first from a rightwing columnist who thinks the media is over-reacting and the outrage is fake: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/no_the_firing_of_the_pittsburgh_postgazette_cartoonist_is_not_a_threat_to_free_speech.html A few things to mention: The writer used to work as an editorial page editor for the Investor's Business Daily who, it should be noted, canned conservative cartoonist Michael Ramirez in 2016 when they dropped the print edition of the publication and laid off most of the staff. Also, while Monica Showalter claims no one "howled" when conservative cartoonist Steve Kelley was fired from the more liberal San Diego Union-Tribune in 2001, she clearly was ignorant...  read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 01:27 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • MSM catches Rob Rogers fever

    The reporting on Rob Rogers' firing continued over the weekend, with Fox News (!), the New York Times (again) and an interview with friend Joel Pett via Cartoonists Rights Network International — normally an organization that reports on oppression of the press in other countries. Not, you know, America.  read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 11:20 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Sunday reading: Your Rob Rogers update

    [Hi, all. While I realize the AAEC feed has become All Rob, All the Time, I'm not going to apologize: his firing by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette appears to be a tipping point, and the events of the past few weeks have been a clarion call to cartoonists and news media everywhere. Support of Rob Rogers and free speech has poured in from across the country, from left and the right, from the biggest news outlets and celebrities to Republicans who have been his targets in the past. As long as people are writing about it, I'll keep posting the links....  read more
    Published: Sun, Jun 17, 2018 03:24 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Snopes Fact Checks the Rob Rogers Situation as P-G Journalists Write Letter to Readers

    The fact checking site Snopes has investigated the circumstances surrounding the recent difficulties between the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Rob Rogers. Was a Cartoonist Fired for an Anti-Trump Drawing? WHAT’S TRUE Rob Rogers was fired by the ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ after the newspaper rejected a number of cartoons critical of Donald Trump’s presidential policies. WHAT’S FALSE Rogers’ […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Jun 20, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • The Rob Rogers Story As Seen From The Right

    The press has had a field day pumping the news that a publisher’s firing of a political cartoonist in Pittsburgh is a sign of President Trump’s war on freedom of the press. It’s nonsense. above image via KDKA Monica Showalter at The American Thinker takes a contrarian viewpoint to the cartoonist firing.  read more
    Published: Sun, Jun 17, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Rob Rogers and Fellow Editorial Cartoonists on the Post-Gazette Fiasco

    “Kurt Vonnegut once compared the artist to the canary in the coal mine, a hypersensitive creature who alerts hardier life forms to toxic gases by kindly dropping dead. Given the steady demise of editorial cartoonists during the past several years, newspapers might begin to wonder about the quality of the air.” – Doug Marlette After […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Jun 16, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • UPDATE: Rob Rogers Fired from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Rob has confirmed that he will continue to draw editorial cartoons for syndication and GoComics. Rob reports from Twitter: @Rob_Rogers  Sad to report this update: Today, after 25 years as the editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I was fired. The Daily Cartoonist and GoComics are owned by Andrews McMeel Universal.  read more
    Published: Thu, Jun 14, 2018   |  Author: Daily Cartoonist Staff
  • A Cartoon History of Trumps, 1869–2018

    To celebrate President Trump’s birthday Steve Brodner and The Village Voice present: A Cartoon History of Trumps, 1869-2018 1. Friedrich Trump is born in Kallstadt, in what was then Bavaria. At the age of thirteen he is apprenticed to a barber. He later leaves for Bremen, and in 1885, at sixteen, departs for New York […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Jun 14, 2018   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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