Talk:Day By Day

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I made some changes which were too hard to succinctly describe in the edit comment. They are as follows:

  • There is no reference that supports most comics being liberal, and I would argue that most are neutral. One of my favorite web comics of all, for example is written about the characters in a Dungeons and Dragons game; there is no politics. I can not deny that some are liberal, so I changed the wording accordingly.
  • I removed the example of (another excellent comic) of xkcd because it was unnecessary.
  • I changed "conservative and neoconservative" to "moderate-conservative" which is a direct quotation from the citation. The author writes for the average audience, not the right wing audience.
  • Liberals are not the only ones who claim that content is offensive, so it is neither a typical liberal tactic nor liberal hysteria. Conservatives find sexual content on television offensive, and I don't think you would agree that this is conservative hyseria :)

I was a little more verbose in my reply than I needed to be, considering I made minor edits, but sometimes those fingers just get to movin' on their own :) HelpJazz 21:57, 16 January 2008 (EST)

Your edit seems sensible. The only issues which I take with it are A) if we are going to mention a runner up for an award we should either mention the actual winner (xkcd) or link to a separate article about that award so that the reader can find the first place. B) Dungeons and Dragons is often criticized by the conservative establishment and many of its themes, such as violent combat, and polytheism are more connected with liberalism than conservativism. Furthermore, of the webcomics that are directly political, liberal ones appear to be far more common than conservative ones. I know of no conservative comic other than Day By Day but have seen many liberal webcomics. SkipJohnson 22:02, 16 January 2008 (EST)
I didn't read carefully enough, I didn't realize this comic was second place. As for D&D, those claims come largely from ultra-religious conservatives who never actually played the game. I learned to play from people who are lay leaders in my church. Either way, if you've read the comic you could hardly call it liberal, and it was meant as an example of a comic which has no political message. If you want to find conservative comics, check out the Jewish World Review (scroll down a little and look to the left). My favorite is Mallard Filmore who constantly rails against the liberal media and the liberal academia. HelpJazz 22:11, 16 January 2008 (EST)
As to D&D, I wouldn't be surprised if you were correct. I know about it only secondhand. Also, Day By Day is the only conservative webcomic I'm aware of. Mallard Filmore is a comic which has primary circulation in print, not on the web. And the same for the others. I do find Mallard Filmore to be good reading but sometimes dry. SkipJohnson 23:28, 16 January 2008 (EST)
Oh I guess you are right about that. I thought some of those comics were webcomics, but I guess they are probably all just comics on the web. HelpJazz 11:37, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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