Editors are loathe to drop or add comic strips in newspapers - nothing produces a bigger postbag.
A while back the IHT tried to drop Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes but were forced to withdraw due to reader outrage. Both are now in endlessly looping re-runs. Peanuts I don't read, never have; Calvin and Hobbes I am a big fan of.
But Beetle Bailey? Does anyone find this strip consistently funny.
Example one: the strip from Thursday, 6th December, 2007. I can't even be bothered to describe it, but can this really be considered funny by IHT readers, and if so, who are you?
Beetle Bailey lovers - please step forward.