Friday, December 05, 2008
Life Without Duffy.... Stuffy
If a picture is worth a thousand words.... what is the cost of losing that picture?
Iowa is about to find out.
The once-Pulitzer Prize winning Des Moines Register just showed the door to the last of their what-makes-us-any-different-than-getting-the-news-online-or-from-TV-networks feature.... it chopped Brian Duffy from its staff, thus ending his quarter of a century tenure as the Register's front page political cartoonist and the unique standing of the Register as the only newspaper in the country that carried a front-page cartoon commentary.
It's like taking away our morning coffee.... or the jam on our toast, the raisins in our bran flakes, the frosting on our cinnamon bun!
Let's hope the Register doesn't Bush-up their mistake by refusing to listen to disappointed, even outraged, readers who not only looked forward to Duffy every morning, but counted on him for the wry smile that helped them face another day.... especially during these unsettled times.
Register, reconsider.... please.... give us back our Duffy!
Here is Duffy's final (it doesn't have to be) cartoon.... it says it all without a thousand words!