Gannett Banishes Mallard For Ruffling Feathers About Transgenders In Girls Sports

“For too long, segregation sullied women’s sports … They were restricted to women! Thank goodness those dark days are over.”

Mallard Fillmore

That was the text of one of two cartoons published last month that got the comic strip Mallard Fillmore banned by corporate leaders at Gannett Co., Inc., the largest newspaper publisher in the United States as measured by total daily circulation.

Syndicate King Features said the corporate office of the Gannett last week abruptly cancelled Mallard Fillmore, which appeared in 69 Gannett newspapers, stating it “did not meet our standards.”

The comic strip has been drawn by cartoonist Bruce Tinsley for 27-years.


The second of the offending comic depicts President Biden saying, “I hear what you, the American people, want me to do … kill fossil-fuel jobs … devalue Americans’ labor … and help more transgender athletes beat the *@!# out of biological females.”

Ironically, a poll earlier this month by Politico and Morning Consult shows that most Americans agree with Mallard – 53% of 1,990 registered voters said they support a ban on transgender athletes competing in women sports. Only a third of those surveyed opposed the ban.

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