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Dilbert loses newspapers, publishers, distributor, and possibly its website

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Black Phoenix:
Some time ago I remember seeing a post about Dilbert being in hot water because of some journals dropping his daily strips.

As something that is part of most the engineers and office workers daily routine to check the new strip released, I thought it would be good to point this news.

--- Quote ---Less than a week after Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams said and tweeted new racist comments online, both his syndication partner of more than a decade and his book publisher have cut ties with him, effectively ending his career as a published creator, at least temporarily.
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--- Quote ---On February 22, Adams posted a live YouTube stream in response to a Rasmussen poll that asked Black Americans whether or not they agreed with the phrase, 'It’s okay to be white' — a phrase that is a known slogan for alt-right and racist groups. 53% of those polled agreed, with 26% disagreeing and 21% unsure.

Adams’ response to the poll was vehement. “If nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with White people… that’s a hate group,” Adams said during the broadcast. “I don’t want to have anything to do with them. And I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people… because there is no fixing this.”

The cartoonist is no stranger to sharing controversial and abhorrent views, having previously written, “the reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone.” In October 2022, he tweeted, “No white man would get hired in corporate America in 2022 if an equally qualified Black man applied at the same time. Everyone knows that. If I were the employer, I would hire the Black candidate every time, to cover my own ass. Everyone would, and does.”
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I don't think it's going to matter. The only place I've read Dilbert in the past 15+ years is on its own website and some of the books. I'm sure Adams will find somewhere to host it, and sooner or later the outrage mob will find something else to focus on.

Stray Electron:
  Print media; newspapers, magazines, and the like, become more and more irrelevant everyday.  Their banning Scott Adams is a perfect example of why.

   I'll continue reading Scott long after their rags print their last distortion.

Scott Adams has been pulling back the curtains to show who is running the show for decades now.  This time he exposed a group that trades on the image of having no power.  It outraged them and it is ironic watching them use the power they don't have to poke back.

The guy was borderline amusing 30 years ago.

It got boring, repetitive, mean and just unfunny quite soon so I stopped following it, then, still many years ago, I happened to read some of the things he had written - what an entitled and self-righteous asshole.

He is free to spout his latest inflammatory bigotry, others are free to not want to listen or be involved with him.
Freedom of speech goes both ways, does not mean you are entitled to have a platform.


Were I a moderator, I would probably lock this post - not technical, and quite prone to devolve in a shitfest.
I'll report myself.

EtA: Done.


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