Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Right Wing News On The Cartoon Jihad

Short post includes an excellent Cox & Forkum cartoon, as well as the latest moral inanity from the NYT:

Are you ready for an irony overload? The New York Times ran a story on the Muhammad cartoons and they did finally post a pic -- of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung! The hypocrisy and cowardice of these papers just boggles the mind...

Also, this post from yesterday asks:

The Christian Science Monitor claimed showing cartoons featuring Muhammad was almost like "yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater," which quite frankly, makes exactly the point Jyllands-Posten was trying to prove in the first place. If simply publishing a cartoon that offends Muslims is in and of itself likely to be a dangerous act, then there is a big problem here that needs to be confronted head on.

Once you cut through all this ridiculous spin, you get to the truth -- which is that members of the MSM in this country, other than a handful of brave exceptions, are censoring what they write about Muslims out of fear that Islamo-Fascists will bomb, burn, or behead them.

Furthermore, this may seem to just be about cartoons, but what about other areas where the MSM could incur the wrath of Muslims? How much is this self-censorship affecting their coverage of terrorism, Islamic dictatorships, Iran, Israel and Palestine, the war in Iraq, and the war on terror in general?

Just what else is the mainstream media not willing to talk about because some Muslim extremist might be offended? Until the public gets some better answers to that question, perhaps they should be less trusting of what they hear from the mainstream media.

1 comment:

Akaky said...

Obviously these folks like to pick and choose their targets. After all, there's no point in being "transgressive" if the folks whose beliefs you are transgressing decide to lop your head off with a ginsu steak knife. Its so much easier to offend the various Christian denominations, who only talk a good game when it comes to censorship.