I only recently learned of the decision to publish substitute Doonesbury cartoons. In the past, looking at both Doonesbury and Mallard Fillmore was a part of enjoying my morning subscription, as I made my way to the Sudoku puzzle.
While the fact that the delayed notice came from another section of the paper might be commendable, the admission by The Spokesman-Review that the decision to censor Doonesbury had been made by an advertising editor strikes me as deplorable.
Both comics have, over many years, merited a well-earned reputation for commentary that is more suited for the editorial page editor to publish (in an effort to facilitate dialogue within the community).
If I am to be comfortable with the continuation of my subscription, then I would urge a change in policy at the S-R (even if it makes the daily journey to the Sudoku less rewarding).
Besides, the puzzle gets too hard by the end of the week!
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