No head for you
My goodness we’re a thin-skinned people:
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (search) apologized and several newspapers cautioned readers or refused to run Sunday’s “Doonesbury” (search) strip, which showed a man’s head on a platter, two weeks after an American was beheaded in Iraq.
Although Sunday’s strip was unrelated to the war and was drawn weeks before Nicholas Berg (search) was beheaded, Trudeau said the strip was “unfortunately overtaken by events.”
“To ‘hand someone his head’ is a common expression, not normally associated with actual violence,” Trudeau said in a statement on his Web site. “I regret the poor timing, and apologize to anyone who was offended by an image that is now clearly inappropriate.”
The extended forecast calls for periods of fake outrage followed by the usual drooling.