Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Christians simply don't riot"

American Spectator on the cowards at Comedy Central:
Now the useful idiots, who normally cast themselves as fight-to-the-death Voltairean liberals, turn on Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park for a mild poke at Islam, even though they had chuckled previously at and profited off their parodies of other religions. This cartoon controversy recalls the Danish one, when the Western media simultaneously shielded viewers from a relatively innocuous drawing of Mohammed in an obscure journal (CNN "has chosen to not show the cartoons in respect for Islam," its prim disclaimer ran) while rolling out enthusiastic coverage of The Da Vinci Code. Why not? the media figured. Christians simply don't riot.

If the executives at Comedy Central, who are often so proud of their "boundary crossing" (such as the time Sarah Silverman had a disappointing "one-night stand" with God), want an example of a really outré image of Mohammed, they should crack open The Divine Comedy. Dante puts him not in a bear suit but in hell...

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