Thursday, April 13, 2006

Censorship for all the wrong reasons

Last night I watched the 2nd part of a South Park episode that I thought was very well done after seeing last week's first part. The 2nd part, however, lost me a bit when they got to the manatees, and I kind of got distracted and did not pay close attention. Flopping Aces reports that last night's episode hit some controversy, and got reported in the mainstream. I posted the following over at Flopping Aces, and since I haven't posted anything all week, I might as well make a post of my comment:

After reading the Washington Post article, I don't think there is anything wrong on the part of Parker and Stone, with the image of Jesus defecating on an image of Bush. It just illustrates the hypocrisy, that they are able to get away with doing this, yet must be censored when it comes to Muhammed. Basically, the riots and terror-tantrums from many in the Islamic community served to "terrorize" executives at CC. Comedy Central didn't pull the scene depicting Mohammed because of cultural sensitivity: They did it because they gave into the fear of terrorism from those who have a serious anger management problem. Way to kowtow.

Previous posts:
CNN= Coward News Network
Boycotting the Boycott
"Why Can't We All be Super Best Friends?" (featured previous SP episode where Mohammed was depicted- before the Danish cartoon controversy; the video of the cartoon was removed, I suspect because of copyright infringement issues that YouTube has been cracking down on....not because YouTube fears outrage from the Islamic community).

UPDATE: Ok, the "Super Best Friends" video has been restored (I found someone else who uploaded it), but now this one from is removed due to copyright infringement. It's not hard to find excerpts, though, if you look.

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Blogger Curt said...

You hit the nail on the head Word, the thing that makes their show great is they go after EVERYBODY, nobody or nothing is sacred. But now some cowardly executives at the Comedy Channel can't take the heat....amazing.

Friday, April 14, 2006 8:06:00 AM  

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