Dilbert creator Scott Adams has been a Trump humping wingnut for years. It’s finally caught up with him. And that is why Scott Adams is malaka of the week.
Danny Elfman’s Forbidden Zone was the theme song for the short-lived teevee version of Dilbert on Fox.
Adams entered the forbidden zone when he launched into a racist tirade on YouTube that caused hundreds of papers to drop his tired and dated comic strip.
The once widely celebrated cartoonist, who has been entertaining extreme-right ideologies and conspiracy theories for several years, was upset Wednesday by a Rasmussen poll that found a thin majority of Black Americans agreed with the statement “It’s okay to be White.”
“If nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with White people … that’s a hate group,” Adams said on his live-streaming YouTube show. “I don’t want to have anything to do with them. And I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people … because there is no fixing this.”
My headline: Right-Wing Cartoonist Outraged By Right-Wing Pollster’s Race Poll.
What took the WaPo, the Gannett chain, and others so long to catch on to this guy’s act? He’s a longtime, not overnight bigot.
Adams is proud of, not sorry for, his racist rant:
I'm accepting criticism from anyone who has seen the full context here.
The rest of you are in a fake news bubble but I trust you suspected that.
Scott Adams Interview – It's Okay to Be White https://t.co/yP6rNiOXnS via @YouTube
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 26, 2023
One of Malaka Scott’s past escapades involved the Charlottesville white riot. He convinced himself that Trump’s “very fine people” comment never happened; so much so that he briefly unendorsed Trump after the lone 2020 presidential debate:
Adams sharply criticized the president for going so aggressively hard on offense during the debate that he failed to properly defend himself against false accusations that Trump supposedly called neo-Nazis and white supremacists “very fine people” at a press conference in 2017.
“He never defended himself against the accusation that he called the neo-Nazis fine people,” Adams said, pointing out that all Trump did during the debate was to say, “Read the rest of the statement.”
Adams, who has repeatedly attempted to debunk the Charlottesville “very fine people” hoax, said he expected the president to say to Biden, “You based your entire campaign on that lie, I just encourage everyone to look at the transcript, and you’ll see that the part that they cut out is the part where I clarified that I’m condemning those groups.”
Believe what you want, Scott. The Kaiser of Chaos said it. I know that disinformation is your jam, but this is ridiculous as is the right-wing blog that wrote about this mishigas. It’s called Actors Are Idiots. Which actors? James Woods? Jon Voight? Scott Baio?
I used to be an avid reader of the funny papers but my interest waned as my newspaper reading moved online. Comic strips don’t work as well for me on the computer screen. Hell, I even used to read Dilbert. I thought his commentary on corporate idiocy was incisive. Then, I learned more about his abhorrent views so I fired Dilbert and its creator. He’s more like the dim pointy haired boss than the strip’s beleaguered protagonist:
This guy is Scott Adams’ leader:
The featured image is of the blowhard cartoonist with two Dilberts who resemble blow up dolls. Adams really blew it this time. The MSM can tolerate subtle not blatant bigotry. If I were of a conspiratorial mindset like Adams, I’d speculate that he did it so he wouldn’t have to write Dilbert any more. He already has more money than his God. Whatever happened, Adams did Dilbert in with his free speech martyr shtick. And that is why Scott Adams is malaka of the week.
The last word goes to Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo:
3 thoughts on “Malaka Of The Week: Scott Adams”
he’ll make easy money on on the right wing rage circuit.
He’s already a fixture on that circuit but his price just went up.
I won’t say that Dilbert was never funny. There were at least a couple of strips that were spot on. My boss a few law firms ago really like one where the female executive tells Willy the janitor that there’s a mouse in her office, and he should get rid of it. Willy responds, “Haw haw, 25 years of the women’s movement, and nothing has changed.” To which she replies, “Do it now or I’ll fire your ass.” Willy concedes that “This part is a little different.”
The other one I liked was where Dilbert brings a file down to the ARCHIVE and hands it over to clerk with detailed instructions on how long the file is to be retained, how it is to be disposed of at the end of that time (ten years or more), and how to document all of that. The clerk says, “You got it, Chief.” Dilbert walks away and the clerk tosses the folder into the trash. “My job got a lot easier after I discovered that nobody ever comes back for anything.”
I don’t seek out Dilbert comics, but it’s been a long time since I saw one that merited more than a second’s contemplation.
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