Last week newspapers pulled Doonesbury comic strips that suggested the Catholic Church once sanctioned same-sex weddings -- not the first time this has happened to cartoonist Garry Trudeau. Indeed censorship of the comics has a long and proud tradition:
The Seattle Times drops Li'l Abner strips in which the hillbilly hero believes he's eaten one of his parents. Says the Times: "Distasteful."
Pogo is pulled from the Orlando Sentinel thanks to a new character, the wolfish Simple J. Malarkey, who bears an unflattering resemblance to Senator Joseph McCarthy.
$ The Hartford Courant drops two weeks of Little Orphan...