The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Dan Piraro has some readers seeing double.
The flap is over a cartoon that…
…showed a male doctor talking to another man, had a text block that had the doctor saying: “Your husband is in the recovery room. You could go back and see him if you like, but our government-sanctioned bigotry forbids it.”
He said his editor at King Features Syndicate… mentioned to him that he’d been getting a lot of complaints from editors about the cartoonist’s left-leaning politics, and that running the cartoon could result in some cancellations.
Piraro said he had changed the text to the following: “She’s going to be just fine — she’s quite a fighter. The anesthesiologist has a black eye and I think she may have cracked my ribs.”
“Not wishing to lose my voice entirely, I thought it was wise to send in a replacement caption for the same picture,” Piraro wrote.