Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where's Mohammed?

The Washington Post declined to publish the October 3rd, 2010 Non-Sequitur cartoon. The reason given by the editor, “It seemed a deliberate provocation without a clear message.” He added that “the point of the joke was not immediately clear.”

At best, this reveals that editor "doesn't get it" when the joke is painfully obvious to anyone who has read the news over the last nine years.

At worst, he's lying.

Michelle Malkin, and CDR Salamander cover it, but Greg Gutfeld, as reported by NewsBusters, nails it

"...why is it that the media keeps reminding us that we shouldn’t exaggerate the threat of a small group of radicals, but then completely changes tact when it comes to their own personal safety?

...if the average Joe expresses anxiety over Islamic fundamentalism, they’re called Islamophobes. But if an editor removes a comic in which Mohammed isn’t even present, that’s not honest to Allah Islamophobia?

Look, the media can’t have it both ways. They cannot criticize the public for concerns over Islam and then pull this stunt over a fear they may get stabbed in front of a Starbucks. If their governing principle in the newsroom is fear, then they should admit it and get the hell off our backs for feeling pretty much the same way."

Here's the comic in Question and a link to the Non-Sequitur site

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