Continental Features, obviously, has every right to drop Doonesbury from its syndicated Sunday comics section for any reason whatsoever or for no reason. “Just ‘cuz” is good enough.
But I found this bit in today’s article by Editor & Publisher very amusing:
As previously reported, Star Publisher H. Brandt Ayers e-mailed [Continental Features President Van] Wilkerson to say he and his paper’s editors “strongly object to an obviously political effort to silence a minority point of view. For years, my New Deal father bore the opposition views of Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks, and I believe he would have fought an effort to silence them a by a simple majority vote. This is wrong, offensive to First Amendment freedoms.”
Minority point of view? What gated country club does this guy call home?