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Posts Tagged ‘Rob Tornoe’

FishbowlLA Editor Interviewed at E&P

Your favorite FishbowlLA editor (just face it) was interviewed in the new/old newspaper trade mag Editor and Publisher.

Rob Tornoe writes:

An irreverent yet unassuming humorist, Tina Dupuy, syndicated by Cagle Cartoons, has been making waves in newspapers across the country since starting her weekly column in 2010. An obsession with famed San Francisco Chronicle satirist Art Hoppe led Dupuy down the path of journalism, and her experience as a stand-up comedian has infused her strong liberal viewpoints with a sharp sense of humor.

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Olbermann in Cartoons

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann gave new meaning to the phrase “Friday news dump,” when in the last ten minutes of his show at the end of the week he announced it would be his last. Yes, Countdown, the highest rated show on MSNBC is gone.

There are plenty of unsubstantiated Internet rumors.

The simple explanation, reported by more reputable sources is Olbermann just didn’t get along with management. It happens.

Anyway, Rob Tornoe, cartoonist at MSNBC posted a couple of cartoons of Olbermann’s cartoonish attributes. View them all here.

The Foiled Attack on Danish Newspapers

American blowhards want to see Julian Assange assassinated. Tucker Carlson wants to see Michael Vick executed. All denounce terrorism. They condemn “extremists” and jihadists, but like to use the same rhetoric as the terrorists.

Case in point for the NYT:

The police in Sweden and Denmark arrested five men on Wednesday suspected of plotting an “imminent” attack against at least one Danish newspaper that published cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in 2005, according to security officials in those countries.

We asked newspaper cartoonist Rob Tornoe what he thinks of a plot to blowup a newspaper for publishing something offensive. “It’s sad that we continue to live in a world where freedom of expression itself can be such a dangerous thing, ” Tornoe tells FBLA. “I think reasonable people could argue about the judgment and motifs of the Danish artists who decided to draw the prophet Muhammad back in 2005 for Jyllands-Posten. However, people who are willing to assassinate cartoonists or blow up newspapers for expressing their views seems to validate the criticisms in the first place.”

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O’Reilly ‘Decides’ to Bully a Cartoonist


Don’t Muslim extremists want to take out cartoonists? Isn’t that their deal? Isn’t Bill O’Reilly against Muslim extremists? Then why is he going after a cartoonist for being critical of him? He’s out to intimidate Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson for the above cartoon.

Rob Tornoe at Cagle Cartoons writes:

“Believe me when I tell you the far left is seething over all of this NPR stuff,” O’Reilly said. “The blow back has begun. Take a look at this political cartoon in the Detroit Free Press by Mike Thompson featuring me wearing ‘Obama equals Hitler’ stuff.”

“Please don’t sink to his level but can you let him know what you think,” O’Reilly said after giving out Thompson’s e-mail address on air. “Keep it respectful but don’t be like Mike.”

O’Reilly is a bully and a coward. It’s a cartoonist’s job to poke fun at O’Reilly and it’s O’Reilly’s job not to issue a Fox News fatwa every time he’s criticized. How shallow and petty can you be? Man up, O’Reilly.

Former Rocky Mountain News Cartoonist Lands at ESPN

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Rob Tornoe at Cagle Cartoons informs us:

Drew Litton, the former sports cartoonist at the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News, has fulfilled one of his dreams by becoming a contributor to sports giant ESPN.

Starting today, Drew will be providing cartoons to ESPN.com’s Commentary page every Monday. His first cartoon, about the greed behind the decision to expand the NCAA tournament to 96 teams, can be seen here.

Congrats Drew!

Cartoonist Rob Tornoe Gets Re-Hired at E&P

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Rob Tornoe writes about the news on his blog at Cagle.com:

I’m happy to announce that starting with March’s issue, I’m back drawing cartoons for Editor & Publisher magazine. For those of you that don’t know, E&P is the monthly trade journal that has covered the newspaper industry for 125 years.

Back in December, there was a bit of a scare when Nielson Company decided to shutter the magazine after it was unable to find a buyer. However, in the middle of January, the Duncan McIntosh Company, which publishes Boating World, announced that it was buying E&P, saving an institution to nearly everyone in the newspaper industry.

Rob Tornoe: ‘Live-Cartooning’ the Election

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Impressed with journos who are live-blogging the election results? Well, don’t be. How much harder is it to live-cartoon an election! Check out Rob Tornoe‘s site throughout the day to catch his updates.

We support your gallant effort, Rob, but here’s our prediction: By 7 p.m., it’s gonna all be coffee-stained stick figures.

Rob Tornoe: The ‘Real’ Beginning of the End

modsssem.jpgRob Tornoe has a sobering post on his site today. It’s a graph from a 1982 Newsweek article:

“The Modem, a.k.a. modulator/demodulator, is a handy little device that lets computers talk over telephone lines. … ‘I go home, have a glass of wine, turn on my computer and see what’s on Dow Jones,’ says Apple vice president Wilfred Houde. ‘I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but I don’t read the paper anymore.’”

– Newsweek cover story, February 22, 1982, page 54.

Tornoe titles his post “The REAL Beginning of the End,” but we don’t agree. The REAL real beginning of the end would have been a graph from newspaper editors around the country on February 23, 1982, saying that either they hadn’t read the story or, worse – and more likely – that they’d read it and thought nothing … absolutely nothing … about it.

Not-So-Funny Papers: Cartoonist Equates Colin Powell To Benedict Arnold. In Blackface.

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Syndicated cartoonist Gordon Campbell responds to Colin Powell‘s endorsement of Barack Obama by portraying the former Bush cabinet member as Benedict Arnold in blackface. We get how GOP-types could be mad at him, but blackface? Classy. GOP, you just lost your African-American votes. All five of them.

Thanks to Rob Tornoe to turning us on to this.

Rob Tornoe Takes On The Final Debate

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Funny stuff. But we have to say, we liked his take on ACORN way better.