Tank McNamara Cartoon About Michael Vick Nixed by Washington Post
The Washington Post has decided not to run a series of Tank McNamara comic strips that deal with NFL quarterback Michael Vick. The sports themed comic strip, which appears in about 100 newspapers, is running a series of strips on how the NFL is dealing with the return of Vick after a stint in jail for dogfighting.
Monday's strip featured former Vice-President Dick Cheney trying to convince NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to have Vick killed. Washington Post managing editor Raju Narisetti deemed the Tank McNamara Michael Vick comic strip "inappropriate."
Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti says the decision was a no-brainer: The original strips were deemed "inappropriate." The Post sacked the week's strips, in which NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seeks advice on how to handle the reinstatement of former quarterback/convict Vick, who ran a pit-bull ring that resulted in canine deaths; the storyline attempts to satirize issues such as perceptions of racism by the NFL front office and owners.
Tank McNamara's creators Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds have yet to comment on the WaPo decision.
Here is the Tank McNamara Michael Vick comic strip that was nixed by the Washington Post.