Friday, April 23, 2010
I'm not an expert on the history of terrorism and thuggish religious groups, but contemporary parts of fundamentalist Islam likely take the all-time win for childish petulance. For all the eye-rolling some like to give Christians today, they don't throw up nearly as much protest over even serious offenses, and they account for a much smaller amount of things Americans supposedly revile, such as violence against women. So what does it say about our climate right now that a domestic Islamic group can get an episode of "South Park" censored just by Twittering a threat? Not to compare the horror of 9/11 to a some beeps over a TV show, but capitulating to the whining of evil trash does little other than to prove that the sort of violence they threaten is effective. Even a character's speech about the dangers of capitulating to intimidation was censored, and it apparently didn't even mention Muhammad. Comedy Central's execs should be ashamed. Perhaps it's good that "24" is ending now before whole seasons have to be bleeped out.
Posted by James at 4/23/2010 09:57:00 AM