Offensive cartoons (I am centering on comic strips) quite often end up being scuttled by syndicates or individual newspapers, or moved into the opinion page where the controversy seems to wane as less folks tend to view them, thereby lessening their impact, or does it?
Doonesbury in general is one of these, he has definitely angered me at times when he attacks legal markets such as tobacco, but also makes me quite happy when he nails someone of power spot on.Source
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This particular comic was typical of the way he would attack an institution about a very sensitive issue, a psychopathic killer running around NYC
The New York Daily News refuses to publish the "Son of Sam" series that ridicules the paper for its sensationalist coverage of the mass murderer.http://images.ucomics.com/images/doones ... 770829.gif
This one was hilarious:
Doonesbury urges readers to find out more about "Koreagate" by sending a newspaper coupon to Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, who is not pleased when over a dozen sacks arrive. Prior to the strip's release, an O'Neill aide had called Universal Press Syndicate and attempted to stop its publication.http://images.ucomics.com/images/doones ... 780616.gif