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Thursday, April 13, 2006

More South Park controversy

Stephen Spruiell at NRO's Media Blog just got off the phone with a Comedy Central spokesperson and confirms, "Just in case there was any confusion, that settles it. Comedy Central censored the image [of Mohammed.]"

Last night's episode, part 2 of "Cartoon Wars," replaced the Mohammed cameo appearance with a blank screen and the words, "Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Mohammed on their network."

As you may remember, I'm all in favor of a private company (say, Comedy Central) obeying the dictates of the free market (say, pulling an episode deemed offensive by a religious group after that group makes its displeasure known through a letter writing campaign) but for the record, I DON'T CONSIDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE TO BE A LEGITIMATE FREE MARKET FORCE.

Thanks to a few rioting splodeydopes in Europe and the Middle East, the concept of free speech here in America doesn't carry the same meaning anymore. An attack on one is an attack on all, and anyone still advocating isolationism (I'm looking at you Pat Buchanon, and you, Berkley, CA) as an answer need to wake the hell up and smell the Constitution burning.

See for yourself:

UPDATE: I'm looking for the uncensored verision, rumored to be flying around the Internet...

UPDATE: The rumors look increasingly false...

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