The Chicago Tribune newspaper has dropped its popular “Beetle” cartoon, that also appears in the China Post here, because of ‘‘sexism.’’ Really?
I wonder what former editors here like Wolf and Monkey and Sandman and other ex, former or current newspaper editors (I assume these aforementioned people had the power to make decisions at their respective newspapers) would do here. Yank it, leave it in?
It is kind of a dinosaur, but it’s almost a tradition, like PEANUTS.
Well, this is what the journo-buzz in the US is now (BELOW). Comments?
Maybe these issues have relevance for Taiwan papers too, I don’t know. Does sexism exist in Taiwanese manga? - M
FROM the CHICAgO READER weekly newspaper:
The president of King Features headed to Chicago in June, a few days after the Tribune dropped “Beetle Bailey.” He wanted to know why the 52-year-old cartoon was pulled. “He was not a happy camper,” says Tribune features czar James Warren. Another syndicate veep who’s trying to get Beetle and his Miss Buxley gags back in the Trib tells Michael Miner he believes he knows what’s behind the move. “It’s been hinted, that there was sexism. It came from within the Chicago Tribune, I don’t know what level. We think it came from a pretty high level.” Editor Ann Marie Lipinski says she had nothing to do with pulling the strip. (Chicago Reader)
Beetle Bailey MIA