‘Washington Post’ Columnist Discusses ‘Post’ Pulling of ‘Candorville’ Strips

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By: E&P Staff

The Washington Post last week dropped several “Candorville” comics that dealt with a reported lapse in security for Barack Obama, columnist Gene Weingarten mentioned in his latest WashingtonPost.com chat.

Weingarten writes the “Below the Beltway” humor column for the Post and the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate. Darrin Bell’s “Candorville” comic is also distributed by WPWG.

In his chat, Weingarten wrote: “I am beginning to think this [dropping the ‘Candorville’ strips] is a mistake by the Post. Darrin Bell has a point he wants to make: This one is based on stories in the Dallas paper that security was not as tight as it should have been for an Obama visit, given the unusual threats he faces.”

The “Candorville” pulling and Weingarten’s chat were mentioned on Mike Rhode’s ComicsDC blog. Rhode noted that this is not first time the Post has dropped “Candorville,” a comic with a liberal political slant.

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