Comics: keep 2, dump 2, bring back ‘Dustin’

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: March 19 2014 | 12:30 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:51 am in

First, there’s “Mallard” vs. “Doonesbury.” I read both comic strips. I also have read the letters that have been published by proponents and opponents of each. Here’s my two cents worth.

“Doonesbury” takes a satirical look at real world events or situations as they become relevant.

He does this in the same way as “The Daily Show” presents fake (real) news by shining a different light on it. Surely it can, and will, be seen as left-wing bias, but it’s usually funny and always truthful.

“Mallard” repeats the often made-up and always nasty commentary from the right-wing echo machine. In order to stay “fair and balanced,” keep them both so as not to deprive anyone.

Next, there’s “Wumo” vs “Dustin.” Dump “Wumo,” and while you’re at it “Mutts,” and bring back “Dustin.” “Dustin” had some intellectual content and usually was funny. “Wumo” and “Mutts” are just plain dumb.

David Kyllingstad

Iowa City

 

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