December 24, 2017

Whitewashing Hogwash

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:50 pm

To close out the year, here’s a Keel rarity: a peppery editorial against censorship and government boondoggles. It appeared in an odd little newspaper called the New York Column, on September 25, 1970. The paper was only 16 pages, and edited by a certain N. H. Mager, who apparently also edited several dictionaries. It contained an assortment of syndicated features (Ann Landers, Hints from Heloise, bridge, horoscopes), TV listings, and very little news. I found nothing about it online; maybe it didn’t last long. At any rate, here’s John’s opinion on the controversial National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, whose expensive report had just been rejected by President Nixon.


  1. Man, this is perfectly prescient (nice alliteration, eh?). Hope the holidaze treat you well, Doug!

    Comment by William Grabowski — December 25, 2017 @ 3:27 am

  2. Thanks! A fun article…

    Comment by Marsh — December 25, 2017 @ 11:10 am

  3. Thanks, you too, Bill!

    Comment by Doug — December 28, 2017 @ 10:33 am

  4. Thanks, Marsh!

    Comment by Doug — December 28, 2017 @ 10:34 am

  5. Happy New Year Doug and thanks for all your work feeling these posts going. i love em.

    Comment by patty g — January 2, 2018 @ 5:24 am

  6. sigh, a typo…meant to say “keeping these posts going”

    Comment by patty g — January 2, 2018 @ 5:26 am

  7. Happy New Year, Patty! There’s more to come…

    Comment by Doug — January 2, 2018 @ 9:34 am

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