Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Joe Mohr


Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin's lifeguard

January 26th, 2011 by

Ronald Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine, thus spawning the one-sided, fear-mongering, bs-fest that is Rush Limbaugh and inevitably, FOX News.

Now I think I see why Palin called him “America’s lifeguard” (referring, of course, to Sarah Palin’s America).
Wondering what the Fairness Doctrine has to do with the environment? Read the links below.

Why is Glenn Beck peeing (and farting!?) in the pool? He must’ve read the links below.

More on the subject
From USA Today (and the inspiration for the cartoon): Palin on Reagan: He was ‘America’s lifeguard
From FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting): What is The Fairness Doctrine
From RedGreenAndBlue: Fox News Viewers Misinformed About Global Warming (And Lots More)
From Ecopolitology: The 7 Most Ridiculous Things Rush Limbaugh Has Said About BP’s Oil Spill and Did Sarah Palin Top Rush Limbaugh’s Idiotic BP Oil Spill Remarks?
From TIME magazine: A Brief History Of The Fairness Doctrine

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is an Environmental/Political cartoonist for Planetsave, Elephant Journal, Wend Magazine, Twilight Earth, Ecopolitology, EcoSnobberySucks, and more... Joe also does a kids enviro-toon called Hank D and the Bee on EcoChildsPlay and NaturalPapa. Joe lives in University City, Missouri and spends his free time with his beautiful wife, enthusiastic daughter, and curious toddler of the same name. He also enjoys writing, drawing, painting, walking, biking, skateboarding, gardening, reading, listening to music, playing sports, and watching plays (especially the plays his wife's site-specific theatre company, Onsite Theatre puts on).   Visit Joe's online cartoon gallery at

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    palin and michael reagan shamelessly use President Reagan to enhance their own shortcomings. Michael Reagan called palin his father in a skirt. I didn’t hear Former First Lady Nancy Reagan agree.
    Palin is no lifeguard. She has a history of not completing her tasks. She is perfect for the conservatives.
    Where are the Emails? Why in Alaska, a state that requires transparency of government work, has there been fifteen delays? What is the perfect sara trying to hid?
    Presidential Candidate? World Leader?

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