Saturday, April 15, 2006

South Park vs. Cartoon Jihad/3

Michelle Malkin brings the "South Park scandal" on the New York Post, with a harsh op-ed ("Cowardly Central") against the hypocrisy of the Comedy Central network (owned by Viacom, like MTV). Michelle, who belongs to the so-called religious right, attacks the double standard which censored an image of Muhammad but didn't use the same amount of political correctness with the symbols of christian religion. "Christians, you see, don't have politically correct protected status - writes Malkin - That privilege is bestowed only on riotous Muslims and celebrity Scientologists (Comedy Central recently pulled a "South Park" episode satirizing the latter). In fact, the day after the Mohammed "South Park" blackout, MTV (owned by Comedy Central's parent company, Viacom) announced plans to air a pope-bashing cartoon in Germany depicting the pontiff as a pogo-stick-riding loon". Another conservative newspaper, the Washington Times, published an op-ed on the same subject, citing Kyle (one of the terrible kids of the show by Parker and Stone) who tells the Fox president: "If you don't show Muhammad, then you've made a distinction between what is OK to make fun of and what isn't. Either it's all OK or none of it is. Do the right thing".

Round-Up (MSM): WorldNetDaily, BBC News, Washington Post,, ABC News, Chicago Tribune, Globe and Mail, Monsters and Critics, E! Online, San Jose Mercury News, Deadbolt, GetReligion,, The American Daily.

Round-Up (Blogosphere): Michelle Malkin, Patterico's Pontifications, The Volokh Conspiracy, The Jawa Report, Blue Crab Boulevard,, Iowa Voice, Cake or Death, Friends of Micronesia, Scott Allan's World, A Tic in the Mind's Eye, David Boyd, Gone Hollywood, The Cranky Insomniac, Blue Star Chronicles, Rhymes with Right, California Conservative, Pajamas Media, Sammenhold, Adam’s Blog, Point Five.

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