Banned Doonesbury: Gov. Rick Perry "welcomes you to your compulsory transvaginal exam..."

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Garry Trudeau’s wickedly “over the top,” slutty story arc continues. That would be the same story arc that is being barred by some papers, or, as the L.A. Times is doing, being moved to the Op-Ed section, which is fine with me. It’s larger, more prominent, and a good fit:

“We felt the story line was a little over the top for a comics page,” said Alice Short, a Times assistant managing editor.

They’re running a different series of Doonesbury strips in the Comics section instead:

A number of U.S. newspapers have indicated that they also will move the series to their opinion pages or run them online only. Several plan not to run the series at all.

Of course, conservatives will be all over this, right? because “freedom of speech” is everything to them.

For Rachel Maddow's take, please go here.

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