Many moons ago, Al Capp wrote a dark, long-haired, guitar playing woman into his Li’l Abner comic strip. Called her “Joanie Phony.” Protest singer Joan Baez hauled him into court for libel. After painstakingly laying out their case, the shysters for the singer put Al on the stand. The exchange went (something like) this:

SFTS: You developed the Joanie Phony character?

AC: Yep.

SFTS: So you’re guilty of libel?

AC: Nope. If Ms. Baez identified herself with Joanie Phony, that’s her problem.

Case dismissed!

Coming soon: You say “monkey.” A liberal thinks “black people.” YOU get accused of racism. (You think I’m making this up, don’t you?)

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