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Posted at 7:44 PM ET, 02/26/2009

'Doonesbury's' Ultimate Flashbacks: The Post to Rerun the Reruns

By Michael Cavna

Last October, when "Doonesbury's" Rick Redfern took a buyout from his Washington Post, Comic Riffs wrote an "Appreciation" of our inkstained hero.

Today, the real Washington Post hopes good ol' Rick (now a fellow blogger like ourselves) can appreciate an internal miscommunication at the newspaper. Rick, in fact, would probably blog about it. (As we ourselves are doing now. Quickly, this all gets so meta.)

The matter at hand: Due to that newsroom miscommunication, according to an Editor's Note, this week's "Doonesbury" storyline was interrupted by substitute strips on Wednesday and Thursday. The missing strips appear below (and they will run in Friday's print newspaper):

Garry Trudeau has always been good to Comic Riffs. Now, we can just hope he'll find blog fodder in all this.

UPDATE: Speaking of topical cartoons: The NAACP plans further protests of the New York Post's stimulus-chimp cartoon; for details, check our "44" Obama blog. It's worth noting that with nearly 9,000 readers having voted in the Comic Riffs poll, the split still holds steadfastly to form: 60 percent of you say Sean Delonas's cartoon was racist; 40 percent, on the other hand, say no way -- it wasn't.

By Michael Cavna  | February 26, 2009; 7:44 PM ET
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If you are going to send us to another in-house blog, how about an inline link. It's only courteous. You ink-stained guys need to become aware of all internet traditions.

And would the internal 'newsroom miscommunication' have anything to do with the embarrassing life-imitating-art nature of the series? Who ordered the repeats pulled and why? I smell cover-up. Let's get Roland Hedley investigating immediately.

Posted by: yellojkt | February 27, 2009 8:43 AM | Report abuse

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