Magazine article The Quill

Cancellation of Comic Strip Distresses Readers

Magazine article The Quill

Cancellation of Comic Strip Distresses Readers

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After the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette cancelled the comic strip "Lola" over a fart joke in July, the paper was hit with a flood with letters from angry readers, the Arkansas Times reported in August. No scandal, including the impeachment of native son President Clinton, has rivaled the response to the cancellation of the comic strip.

"In terms of immediacy, it blows everything else out of the water," said Meredith Oakley, the editor of the Democrat-Gazette's "Voices" page, where letters are published. "The Internet is largely responsible - and faxes. More people have access to the Internet and faxes. It blows the impeachment out of the water."

Frank Fellone, the newspaper's deputy managing editor, told the Arkansas Times that in the week after the paper canceled the strip, it received at least 100 phone calls in addition to e-mails and letters to the editor. …

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