The withering of newspaper strips
They broached topics not found elsewhere in the comics, hosting a bar mitzvah and a seder, introducing a same-sex romance, and weaving in a Holocaust story inspired by Patty's work with survivors.If the gay affair was presented positively, I'm afraid it was much too far. They just had to spoil everything by making that nonsense equivalent to the other topics. Besides, I'm sure Doonesbury already dealt with LGBT subjects, so that wouldn't be new.
"For a while," she said, "we were like, How far can you push the comics?"
When all these PC issues are mixed in, they shouldn't be surprised that newspaper strips end up losing audiences today.