The comic strip “Moderately Confused” appearing on page B5 of Monday’s edition was, as several readers pointed out, inappropriate, in bad taste and not funny.
The content of that strip was especially unfortunate given the timing, but would have been unacceptable on any day of any week of any month.
The editors Monday contacted the Andrews McMeel Syndication service, from which we purchase content for the comics content, and arranged to replace “Moderately Confused” with another strip called “Off the Mark.” That change went into effect Tuesday.
The editors apologize for any added pain that strip caused among our readers.
• Michael A. Smith