Signal mad at itself

CartoonThe Signal in Santa Clarita on Wednesday published a column and accompanying editorial cartoon skewering the manipulation of faith and politics. After some readers complained that the cartoon was offensive, the paper today editorialized against its decision to publish. The cartoon was "so blatant it was not viewed as political satire, but was offensive to many people of faith in this valley," the Signal says. "This issue has caused us to re-examine how we construct our opinion pages and we have determined that some change is needed." SCV Talk says the issue is about the Signal running liberal viewpoints in the conservative area — and the website offered to run cartoonist Ryan Metlen's work in the future.

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