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Published September 30, 2010, 10:05 PM

Mad Magazine Editor Talks Censorship with ND Library Association

Life as an editor for a nearly 60-year-old national comical magazine has given this man a few pointers on censorship.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Life as an editor for a nearly 60-year-old national comical magazine has given this man a few pointers on censorship.

Joe Raiola shared his thoughts on the subject at the 104th annual Conference of the North Dakota Library Association.

The senior editor for Mad Magazine was the key note speaker at the group's banquet held at the Alerus Center.

Raiola said censorship is always relevant in any type of media, and sometimes one has to cross a line for the sake of freedom of speech.

The way he sees it, politicians could take a lesson from comedians when it comes to the first amendment.

" Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert who are really on the front lines of defending free speech really," said Raiola.

The banquet concluded a week's worth of events.

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