The Tank McNamara comic strip has appeared in the Washington Post and many other sports pages across the country for years. I remember reading it for years as I grew up. Yesterday, however, it didn't appear in the Washington Post, because of content that was ruled to be a little over the top, by the Post's editors.
So the question is simple. Is this censorship gone wrong? Or was it a sensible move by the post?
I can understand their reasoning. It really IS a bit over the top. Despite the fact that it has become fashionable to bash the administration that held the Oval Office from 2000-2008, I don't really think that it would be considered to be acceptable to joke about ANY former vice president putting out a hit on an NFL football player, even one who just got out of jail on dogfighting charges and was still unsigned.
But in the end, it's a comic strip. I'm one of the people who believe that almost nothing is sacred in the name of comedy, and it's safe to say that no one in their right mind would take this seriously. What are your thoughts on the Post's decision?
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