Luckily, one of his readers tried something utterly unprecedented.
Update from reader Dwight Brown:
After reading the entry in your weblog concerning the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution's "tweaking" of "Boondocks", I read the original
article and sent an e-mail asking for specifics on the circumstances of the
"tweaking." I also asked if Mr. McGruder knew of the change. Here is the
response I received:
To: "Dwight Brown"
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:52:45 -0400
We edited out a vulgarity and replaced it with dashes so that the meaning
would be clear but without the word itself. Yes, Mr. McGruder knows
Ok, I'm drawing a blank on that one. Unless you count "dang."
Might have been a "hell" in one strip. . .
Anyone got any ideas? Since it's much more fun to speculate wildly than for me to email the editor and ask what, specifically, got changed?