Friday, April 23, 2010

Commedy Central Caves, Censors Cartoon


Comedy Central Bows to Intimidation and pussies out of airing an episode of South Park as it was intended to be shown.
After an ominous threat from some dickhead at a radical Muslim website, the US network that airs the program removed a key speech from the second of two episodes set to show the Prophet Muhammad in in a bear costume.
The incident provides the latest example of how media conglomerates are still struggling to balance free speech with safety concerns and religious sensitivities.
I have a great idea on how to achieve balance. Grow a set and tell these extremists to fuck off! We have the 1st Amendment. Don't be afraid to use it! (while we still can).
Comedy Central declined to comment on the latest incident, but the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, clearly disagreed with the channel's handling of the situation.

"We’d be so hypocritical against our own thoughts if we
said ‘OK, well let’s not make fun of them because they might hurt us…" -Trey Parker


They had applied a modicum of satirical self-censorship to the second episode, bleeping out mention of the prophet's name and covering his figure in a box marked ''censored''. But a statement posted on their website said that executives ''made a determination to alter the episode'' without their approval and that the usual wrap-up speech from one character did not mention Muhammad ''but it got bleeped too''.



The mainstream media has been largely silent on this issue of "Religious sensitivity at the point of a gun". It seems to me that when, say, Christian groups have merely organized protests or advertiser boycotts against media content they find offensive they've widely denounced as "chilling" free speech.

Parker and Stone’s upcoming Broadway musical The Book of Mormon hasn’t provoked any death threats, only an angry letter or two.

Here's an old clip in which Jackie and Dunlap discuss continued protests over a Danish newspaper's Mohammed cartoons, differences between Christianity and Islam.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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In the last 50 years, liberals(LIKE OBAMA) have sided with every enemy that America has had.



Viet Cong troops were loved by Hanoi Jane and Hanoi John and you liberals supported the communist troops over those of us that were drafted and had to go over there

Communist USSR - Stalin was called "Uncle Joe" by Liberals (commie loving scumbags) while he exterminated close to 25 million people.

Cuba - Fidel a folk hero loved by liberals everywhere

Venezuela - Chevez, another communist dictator revered and loved by liberals

Terrorist Nations and terrorist groups (they're peaceful people who hate women / anyone who's not in their particular sect / behead people / blow themselves up as well as children



2. Show their complete hatred of any thing patriotic and Christian



3. Teach children that perverts are living an alternate and wholesome lifestyle.



4. Believe that murderers and other deviates are just mis-understood people that shouldn't be in prison. "If only we could have a talk with them and point out how their behavior disappoints us"..... this also works with terrorists, maybe they just need a timeout!



5. Liberal support of illegal scumbags causing crime, getting free medical care, subsidized housing and food, free schooling all paid for by us taxpayers.



6. Demanding and passing laws that give criminals more rights than victims.



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I DON'T VOTE FOR CANDIDATES THAT ARE RECOMMENDED BY COMMUNISTS.

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LIBERALISM - ABANDON THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH SETTLE FOR A GOOD FANTASY.

IF OBAMA IS THE ANSWER, IT MUST HAVE BEEN A STUPID QUESTION.