Chicago Tribune ran this Note to Readers on Friday:
“The ‘Doonesbury” cartoon is not running Friday. The comic strip broke from its satirical mission in order to deliver a direct fundraising appeal for a specific charity [DonorsChoose.org] that the author favors. The Tribune’s editorial practices do not allow individuals to promote their self-interests.”
Here’s the strip the Tribune refused to publish:
The Tribune’s decision was questioned by the Chicagoland Radio and Media website:
Any controversy surrounding DonorsChoose.org has been an incredibly minor one. Until today. By removing the Doonesbury comic mentioning DonorsChoose.org today, the Chicago Tribune has tossed fuel on what was a small fire, which has suddenly become a much larger fire. The newspaper, long accused of having a conservative lean to its editorial decisions, faces those accusations once again.