Sunday, April 25, 2010

Comedy Central provided incentive to Islamic violence

"So, in the end, Comedy Central has incentivized Islamic violence and nothing much else.
  • Nevertheless, we should be grateful to its jelly-spined executives for reminding us that the cardboard heroes of the American media are your go-to guys for standing up to
  • entirely fictitious threats.
  • But for real ones? Not so much....
If the Tea Partiers were truly the murderous goons they've been portrayed as, they would draw the obvious lesson from the kid gloves with which Comedy Central strokes Islam. They would say, "Enough with peaceful rallies where we pick up the litter afterwards.
  • Let's just threaten to decapitate someone.

Comedy Central – you know, the "hip" "edgy" network with Jon Stewart from whom "young" Americans under 53 supposedly get most of their news – just caved in to death threats. From a hateful

who put up a video on the Internet explaining why a "South Park" episode with a rather tame Mohammed joke was likely to lead to the deaths of the show's creators. Just to underline the point, he showed some pictures of Theo van Gogh, the Dutch film director brutally murdered by (oh, my, talk about unfortunate coincidences) a fellow called Mohammed. Mr. al Amrikee helpfully explained that his video incitement of the

All he was doing, he added, was "raising awareness" – ...

  • Faced with this explicit threat of violence, what did Comedy Central do?
Why, they folded like a Bedouin tent. They censored "South Park," not only cutting all the references to Mohammed but, in an exquisitely post-modern touch, Stone & Parker get what was at stake in the Danish cartoons crisis, and many other ostensibly footling concessions: Imperceptibly, incrementally, that it is happy to trade core liberties for the
  • transitory security of a quiet life.
That is a dangerous signal to give freedom's enemies. So the "South Park" episode is an
  • important cultural pushback."
The media would rather say peaceful demonstrators are threats of violence. Such as the following from Tea Parties: photo with kids from SmartGirlPolitics


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