Long-Time Cartoonist Fired For Daring To Speak The Truth About Monsanto Profits

By Isaac Davis

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that this simple, truthful newspaper cartoon would be controversial enough for a long-time cartoonist to lose his career, but we live in a brave new world, where corporate censorship supersedes even government censorship; and when a giant like Monsanto is insulted, heads will roll.

Cartoonist Rick Friday had worked for the Iowan publication, Farm News, for some two decades, creating some “1,090 published cartoons to over 24,000 households per week in 33 counties of Iowa,” reports KCCI, until he recently created this simple statement about profits in modern farming.

The cartoon features two farmers talking about farming profits.

The first says, “I wish there was more profit in farming.”

The second farm answers, “There is. In year 2015 the CEOs of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.

Friday received an email from his editor at Farm New [sic] cutting off their relationship a day after the cartoon was published.

Friday’s editor said a seed dealer pulled their advertisements with Farm News as a result of the cartoon, and others working at the paper disagreed with the jokes made about the agriculture corporations. [Source]

Take a look for yourself:

Shortly after publication of this cartoon, Friday was released from his job and left questioning the morals of a publication who would end someone’s career after an honest and factual statement such as this was made.

Friday commented on his release from Farm News in a Facebook post concerning the incident:

Again, I fall hard in the best interest of large corporations. I am no longer the Editorial Cartoonist for Farm News due to the attached cartoon which was published yesterday. Apparently a large company affiliated with one of the corporations mentioned in the cartoon was insulted and cancelled their advertisement with the paper, thus, resulting in the reprimand of my editor and cancellation of its Friday cartoons after 21 years of service and over 1,090 published cartoons to over 24,000 households per week in 33 counties of Iowa.

I did my research and only submitted the facts in my cartoon. [Source]

Final Thoughts

We know that only six corporations control some 90% of the world’s media, giving unprecedented control of the content you consume to a mere handful of executive boards. As these corporations exist to generate profit regardless of humanitarian or ethical considerations, we know that insulting or interfering with their sponsors is intolerable in the modern corporatocracy which has emerged in the last century.

As a new type of propaganda war on free speech emerges in the political landscape of America and Europe, it is critical to note that viewpoints which oppose the profitability of major companies who invest in advertising will not be tolerated. This leaves us with the need to create evermore avenues of journalistic expression where genuine truth can be published and access by a body politic clearly hungry for truth.

Friday’s remarks on this incident serve as a warning to future generations of Americans:

That’s okay, hopefully my children and my grandchildren will see that this last cartoon published by Farm News out of Fort Dodge, Iowa, will shine light on how fragile our rights to free speech and free press really are in the county. [Source]

Read more articles by Isaac Davis.

Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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22 Comments on "Long-Time Cartoonist Fired For Daring To Speak The Truth About Monsanto Profits"

  1. I get the feeling that these companies don’t advertise with the media to actually sell their products to the consumers reading/watching, but instead advertise in order to be able to control the information. A loophole that they use to control the “news”. I see it all the time on CNN with Pharma commercials.

    • Is this a fairly recent realization of yours? Next step, throw your television set in the garbage. The fog does eventually clear some.

  2. Monsatino should be nailed closed, shuttered and banned from ever rising.

  3. He is good enough to get a job elsewhere. His former newspaper is atrocious.

  4. We all know that the corporations make big sums of money and put others out of business. It is plain and simple , censorship. They use there influence so you see what they want you to see. Not even a little cartoon is safe. Only expect bias news from the Iowa Farm News

  5. On top of this, the GM industry is fleecing the tax payer….


  6. aww did he hurt the feelings of greedy ceo’s? poor butthurt babies! 3 MILLION farmers should all cancel their subscription to Farm News, because farm news stifling THE TRUTH for profits!

  7. Disqus-helpsGOVTbreaklaws&kill | May 2, 2017 at 11:29 pm |


  8. Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    • That is the first thing I thought of.

      • Hey nochip, sent you a reply that the auto scan blocked and put in “pending” limbo. One of the big reasons I stay away from AP is their nanny state language cops.

        • Yeah, AP is CO, (highly controlled). I’m not sure why some words are censored, but I do know that they do not allow words that start with “J” and end with “ews” when in actuality, those that are in control claim themselves to be “J” “ews” but they are not. They are satanists. AP bleeds out rabbits for people that like to find out what is going on behind the scenes. Once in awhile I get the notion to do a little doomster diving, so I come here to satisfy my craving to see when the world is going to end. Even AP has an agenda.

          • Joe Blow | May 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm |

            Check out my profile and you will see my innocent comment to you. Must be SJW’s at the helm at AP??

          • nochipforme | May 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm |

            Your deleted comment is not publicly visible on your profile.

          • nochipforme | May 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm |

            The only reason I can see that it would have been sent to moderation is the “S” word.

            Regarding what you said, I do think it was an intended consequence to bring people “together” in a digital venue, where people are truly isolated from their real world around them. When they shut the power down (The will shut the power down) then the only way for people to get reconnected will be to first verify their ID, via the embedded microchip in their state issued ID, banking cards, or the implanted microchip. The end goal is to positively identify every single person and to mark their slaves via ID. If you go to my profile and look at my channel, you can scroll down to “The Mark, The Name, Or The Number of The Beast” and I have linked some of my research in that article. @Grace by Faith on yt is pretty knowledgeable regarding the legalities of the identification system that has been set up. We really are not very far from a power down.

          • Joe Blow | May 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm |

            A lot of this of course is from the collusive and collaborative efforts of various nefarious groups all adding their brand of evil to the soup. The Agenda 21 and 2030 program is in the lead to get people out of the rural areas and stack em and pack em in controlled cities. I’ll check out Grace. I’ve been doing this for over 40 years so there is not much new to my data base. Thanks.

          • nochipforme | May 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm |

            You are correct. The prophecies actually show that this global dominion will have the people “stacked and packed” in controlled society. It really does bother me that their goats have so much deceptive power over people. They just cannot see through the smoke.

          • nochipforme | May 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm |

            Did you use a word that starts with a “J” and ends with “ews?”

          • Joe Blow | May 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm |

            No, always use “Chews” or J3ws now.

          • StaggerLee360 | May 5, 2017 at 5:27 am |

            Sounds like somebody has an inferiority complex. And rightfully so.

  9. Excuse me (raises hand), “Why did the paper publish the cartoon, and THEN fire Mr. Friday?” It seems as if Farm News was happy to let the mice play, as long as the cat didn’t notice.
    On the other hand, Mr. Friday should have considered the possible consequences of his actions. Most of don’t go around biting the hand that feeds us. It also seems as if there is more to this little story than we are being told.

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