It must be very difficult for newspapers to make comic selections to meet the diverse tastes of readers. Mutts and Pearls Before Swine are two of my favorites for very different reasons. And Non Sequitur was an acquired taste for me. Several comics have story lines, not just Rex Morgan. For instance, Prince Valiant has been in newspapers since I was a child; I suspect because of its beautiful illustrations as much as its story lines.
So gentlemen, dont try to impose your own values on others. There is room for a broad range of comics.