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Garry Trudeau Argues that Charlie Hebdo Crossed a Satirical Red Line

April 17, 2015
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Garry Trudeau Argues that Charlie Hebdo Crossed a Satirical Red Line

American political satirist and cartoonist Garry Trudeau is no stranger to inciting controversy with his work, and in his recent article published in The Atlantic, he invited further controversy with inflammatory comments equating the editorial decisions at the Charlie Hebdo office to hate speech and what he describes as a rising trend of “free-speech fanaticism.”…

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Washington Post Reader Objects to Doonesbury Rape Mention

January 5, 2015
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It shouldn’t be news to anyone that Garry Trudeau’s long-running Doonesbury strip regularly tackles controversial current events and has done so for decades; last year the Washington Post finally ran a strip about Watergate that its editors had vetoed in 1973. But one Post reader was surprised enough by a recent storyline alluding to campus…

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Spiked Doonesbury Strip Runs in Washington Post After 41 Years

May 1, 2014
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Spiked Doonesbury Strip Runs in Washington Post After 41 Years

Last week, the Washington Post finally ran a Doonesbury strip that its editors vetoed in 1973. At the Post’s own Comic Riffs blog, columnist Michael Cavna examined the Watergate-era context of the strip, the paper’s rather weak justification for its decision at the time, and the reactions of readers and Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. In…

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