Really, Press Citizen, really?Posted: March 21, 2012
I’ll admit that the “really” bit was old and busted back four years ago when I was forced to ban it from my classroom, but I can’t think of better phrasing to question my trusty Iowa City newspaper, the Press Citizen, on their decision to not publish Doonesbury last week. Really, Press Citizen, really? The word “transvaginal” is too sexy-sounding for your readership, really? Really, Press Citizen, trenchant commentary on the degradation some American women are forced to endure in order to undergo a legal procedure is too controversial to be put in the pages of your precious paper, really? Really, Press Citizen, in an educated college town you think we can’t handle a bit of sadly controversial current events mixed in with our funnies, really?
In all honesty I followed this story from afar, thinking that my Press Citizen would be above the hysteria surrounding last week’s Doonesbury. Little did I know…
Thanks to Gawker, here’s the whole week reproduced:
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