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The comics police

Posted: March 15, 2012 - 12:08am

Dear Juneau Empire: Thank you so much for policing the editorial page for me. The recent removal of the Doonesbury comic strip from the Empire editorial page saved me from having to consider if I agreed or disagreed with the comic strip’s point or even having to determine if, in fact, there was a point worth considering. Of course, this left me to ponder what is the purpose of an editorial page? I was under the impression that, among other things, it was to put forth ideas that caused — no, challenged — the readership to think critically about serious and topical issues. Thank you for correcting me of that misimpression. I agree that it is better left to the Empire to decide those messy matters for me. That way, I don’t waste my valuable time and possibly get confused about whether I agree or disagree with the Empire’s position. Unfortunately, now that I have done all this hard thinking in writing this letter, I have a headache. I was thinking about reading the comics in the comic section for relaxation. Please advise me if this is a safe decision or if doing so could be dangerous to my unchallenged points of view.

Garland Walker

Juneau

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