Newspapers across the country are pulling the “Dilbert” cartoon after a racist podcast by creator and author Scott Adams.
Adams said to his Coffee with Scott Adams online video program that white people “should get away from black people for God’s sake”, labeling blacks as a “hate group”.
The Dilbert cartoon is a satire on office politics and has been around for over three decades. It has spawned a media empire that includes dozens of books, a video game, an animated television series, and thousands of coffee cups and related merchandise. In 1997, Adams received the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award, its highest honor.
from Cleveland The regular dealer published a letter from the editor on Friday, saying it was “not a hard decision” to cut the Adams cartoon. “We are not a home for those who embrace racism,” the editor wrote. He added that Advance Media, the publisher, was taking similar steps at its other properties.
John Hiner of MLive Media in Michigan echoed the Plain Dealer. He wrote in an editorial, “we will work quickly to find a replacement who will entertain you and who does not violate basic standards of decency and respect for others.”