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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Monday, October 18, 2010

HINKLE: First They Came for the Cartoonists . . . | Richmond Times-Dispatch

More on the weak press an its self censorship over Islamic issues....
Many characters occupy the park scene, from joggers to a giraffe. But not the Prophet himself. The cartoon was so mild even the hair-trigger Council on American-Islamic Relations took no offense. "The reference [to Muhammad] in this case was so vague that I don't even know if offense comes into it," said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. Nevertheless numerous other prominent papers joined The Post in spiking the cartoon: The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. (The Times-Dispatch ran the comic as scheduled.)

Wiley Miller, the artist, drew the panel to protest the dangerous rise of violence and censorship surrounding discussions of anything Muslim. Those include a 2005 controversy over cartoons in a Danish newspaper that sparked violent protests around the globe, as well as Comedy Central's decision earlier this year to alter an episode of "South Park" to avoid depicting Muhammad. The network did so after another episode, in which the Prophet was disguised as a bear, provoked a death threat from a Muslim group. Revolution Muslim warned that the show's creators would end up "like Theo Van Gogh" -- a filmmaker murdered in 2004 for making a movie offensive to Muslim sensibilities.
Worse than worthless, the leftist American press is now serving nothing but their own Democratic agenda. I guess that no one, even themselves, do not think that their new world of justice, government utopia and equality of outcomes is worth fighting for. I agree, this new world for losers is nto worth fighting for.

HINKLE: First They Came for the Cartoonists . . . | Richmond Times-Dispatch


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