Dhimmidy Central

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Like fellow South Park fan Nick Provenzo, I watched last night's episode and found myself flummoxed by the failure of my blog's mascot, Mohammed, to appear when he was supposed to.

The "Family Guy" episode airs, but in the scene that is supposed to show Mohammad, one instead sees a statement saying that the scene was cut by Comedy Central.
Like Nick Provenzo, I wondered whether this might have been just a joke.

Unfortunately, it was not. Michelle Malkin has a good roundup (where I found the above image) on Comedy Central's complete lack of spine. This is truly appalling, for not only has South Park shown images of Mohammed before (and see first comment at "episode" link above), the issue faced by Comedy Central's executives was made pretty clear. (HT: Michelle Malkin)
Comedy Central said in a statement issued Thursday: "In light of recent world events, we feel we made the right decision." Its executives would not comment further.

As is often the case with Parker and Stone, they built "South Park" around the incident. In Wednesday's episode, the character Kyle is shown trying to persuade a Fox network executive to air an uncensored "Family Guy" even though it had an image of Muhammad.

"Either it's all OK, or none of it is," Kyle said. "Do the right thing."

The executive decides to strike a blow for free speech and agrees to show it. But at the point where Muhammad is to be seen, the screen is filled with the message: "Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Muhammad on their network."

It is followed shortly by the images of Christ, Bush and the flag.
The verdict, then, is that Trey Parker and Matt Stone lampooned the spineless decision of their own network.

It is truly amazing that, even after they warned their bosses about the threat to their very livelihood posed by catering to Moslem childishness, their bosses went along with the rioters anyway.

-- CAV

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