Free Speech in a Time of War

Mr. McGruder, the creator of the comic strip “The Boondocks", discussed free speech and the war on terrorism. "The… read more

Mr. McGruder, the creator of the comic strip “The Boondocks", discussed free speech and the war on terrorism. "The Boondocks” is a social and political commentary cartoon based on the lives of African-American city children adjusting to suburban life. He spoke about the media’s coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks, arguing that they “overdid the drama” of the event. He also spoke about the American peoples' support of President Bush following the attacks, and questioned the country’s judgment. His comic strip was temporarily cancelled because he expressed his views on these issues. He also commented on the media’s inability to speak out against the government, as many journalists have been silenced for doing so. Finally, he spoke on the 2000 presidential election and President Bush’s victory. 

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Free Speech in a Time of War

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 20, 2002
Last Aired:
Sep 22, 2002

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  • Sep 20, 2002 | 6:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 21, 2002 | 10:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 22, 2002 | 1:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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