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Mystery solved: Tribune pulled Doonesbury because it promoted a charity
The mystery of what was so “offensive” about last Friday’s Doonesbury seems to be solved. Daily Cartoonist reader Jimmy Delach noted in the comments that The Chicago Tribune has told its readers that they pulled the comic because it “broke from its satirical mission in order to deliver a direct fundraising appeal for a specific charity that the author favors. The Tribune’s editorial practices do not allow individuals to promote their self-interests.”
Michael Cavna got a response from Garry Trudeau who pointed out contradictory actions by the paper such as that it pulled Friday’s strip (which promoted the charity that he has no affiliation with) yet let earlier strips run that did have a self-interest.