Apparently, some newpapers are censoring Dilbert.
While shovelling snow this morning, a neighbor mentioned that I needed to check out Dilbert in the Idaho Falls paper, the Post-Register, and compare it to Dilbert.com. He said they were censoring comics about India's latest anti-gay law.
I checked, wrote it up locally in this blog post, and posted a note to facebook.
Minutes later, the brilliant David Neiwert echoed my discovery: Seattle's paper also has censored their Dilbert columns.
In 2013, Scott Adams commented that the public opinion blowback sometimes causes him to self-censor. He'd concluded that what he felt was some of his best work just isn't worth days of responding to blowback.
Like Scott Adams, the Post-Register has decided to slink back into comfortable convenience rather than (snort!) publish a syndicated cartoon that mocks India, but coincidentally mocks Idaho's legislature, too. In a week when Idaho's legislature made international news by arresting the "Idaho 44" and forcibly removing them from the statehouse for a silent protest asking Idaho to add 4 anti-discriminatory words to the constitution (can't even get the bill printed after 8 years of attempts), it's hard to imagine a MORE relevant issue for Dilbert to touch on.
So, did anyone else's paper skip Asok's becoming gay (2/7/2014) or him and Dilbert musing on the Taj Mahal (2/8/2014)?