Tooned Out

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:

1949

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."

1954

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.

1965

$ The Hartford Courant drops two weeks of Little Orphan...

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