Doonesbury on PuffHo

May 4, 2014 • 9:19 am

I haven’t been following Doonesbury, but I see the error of my ways, for last night, in a comment, reader bric posted a link to today’s strip from The Washington Post.  It perfectly sums up PuffHo’s “journalism”:


Maybe I should put “sideboob” in the title of my science posts!

I had no idea that ex-reporter Rick Redfern had fallen so low, but Garry Trudeau’s character description explains (my emphasis):

A reporter’s reporter, Redfern is also a boy’s dad and was, until Dubya took the oath of office, a Washington insider’s husband. The 21st century has not been kind in any of these areas. Joanie retired and Rick was booted from the Post, suddenly finding himself blogging for a living, ever in search of eyeballs and a paycheck. Long baffled and frustrated by his slacker son Jeff’s unearned sense of entitlement, Redfern suffered the indignity of watching him strike bestseller gold as the Facebook folkhero “Red Rascal” and buy a 12-bedroom mansion. Rick is also puzzled by the fact that he is married to a grandmother. He now writes for the Huffington Post.

And then, Googling “Doonesbury Rick writes for HuffPo,” the first hit was a post I did on this very site in September of last year. It’s about Rick unwillingly writing for the site for free, an issue on which Trudeau and I agree.

22 thoughts on “Doonesbury on PuffHo

  1. “celebrity sideboob nipsip upskirt”

    Once that hits the Almighty Google, that should boost traffic to this post. No, no need to thank me; just doing my part.


        1. Think about how it will make people open the article! From: Why Evolution Is TrueSent: Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:38 PMTo: ddmacpherson@gmail.comReply To: Why Evolution Is TrueSubject: [New comment] Doonesbury on PuffHo

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          Ben Goren commented: “Justin Bieber has boobs and wears skirts? Now I know twice as much about him (her?) as I did when I woke up this morning….


            1. (I’m just realizing that should’ve been “impersonation”.)

              Oh, rest assured my knowledge of pop culture is also virtually non-existent. Of course, my interest in pop culture can be described the same way. I did have to use google to figure out her name.

              I think part of the gag is that Bieber’s impersonator is a woman, like Will Ferrell’s impersonation of Janet Reno.

  2. Somewhere I read recently that sideboob is so yesterday and crotch cleavage is the new thing…oy veh…

  3. But it is so much more fun reading HuffPost. I try to read slate and other sites but they are boring.


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