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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Some Papers Refuse to Run "Doonesbury" Strip; Trudeau Defends Reference to Rove

Saying that one of the President's nicknames for Karl Rove is "illuminating", Garry Trudeau defended his own use of it in the cartoon strip "Doonesbury" and objected to the editorial decision of those newspapers that decided to edit out the nickname on Tuesday and Wednesday. Trudeau said a decision not to run the strip would have been all right, but editing out the "objectionable" nickname, said to be the unlovely (but one assumes companionable?) "Turd Blossom," was not. Read Editor & Publisher's interview with Trudeau here. Read CNN's account of the "Doonesbury" flap here. See the July 26, 2005 "Doonesbury" strip here.

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