Not running Doonesbury strip is a cop-out

The Gazette’s decision to not run Doonesbury strips about the Texas abortion law appears to be nothing short of a total cop-out. You hide behind what you perceive to be the sensitivities of your readers when instead it is nothing more than censorship of ideas not in line with your paper’s.

It is ironic that you should bring up the contrast in Mallard Fillmore. I stopped reading that strip long ago because it is exceedingly reactionary and offensive to all but those who long for a return to theocracy. If you suspect that your readers would be offended by the use of the word slut, then perhaps you should champion against the idiocy of Rush Limbaugh.

Matthew Brandt

Cedar Rapids


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