"The Northwest Herald would never think of running op-ed pieces more than a half century old, or anything else for that matter. I love Peanuts – Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang – but it’s time to put that old dog to sleep. Give another cartoonist a chance, and save the classics for the bookstore."
Specifically at issue are the occasional older pop-cultural references to persons like Sam Snead and things like (I would assume) "Hi-Fi," Davy Crockett hats, etc.
Personally, I think most of "Peanuts" is timeless -- but when reprinting the strips in national newspapers, I have no problem leaving out some of the more topical strips that might be too obscure for the general audience (perhaps that is rather Philistine of me, but that's how I feel).
What do you think?
(With a tip of the hat to Journalista)