Comments: Free Press

SHAME ON YOU BLOGGER! THE NYP IS CLEARLY GARBAGE, SO STAY CLEAR OF IT OR IT WILL TAKE YOU DOWN!!!

Posted by A at February 7, 2006 11:26 PM

Inspirational, Steve. I've never read the NYP, so I'm not qualified to say whether it's "garbage," but what I can say is that it strikes me that these folks have more journalistic integrity than most of the rest of the editorial boards in the country put together. Not publishing these cartoons now that they are the center of the story is an act of supreme and utmost cowardice in the face of intimidation: it is the absolute antithesis of a what a free press is supposed to be about.

They're not particular well-drawn, they're not really all that funny, and yes, they're certainly offensive to a lot of people who've something of a career out of being offended. So? They're fucking political cartoons: they're SUPPOSED to be offensive.

Posted by Dave J at February 8, 2006 01:33 AM

I would say, the such destructive way the Muslims have chosen to protest the cartoons has made this news. With that, these cartoons should be published in newspapers.

The StarTribune attempted to justify there choice not to publish the cartoons. http://www.startribune.com/blogs/editors/

This is a sensitive subject, but that seems to never have stopped the media before. They don't hesitate to show pictures of anti-semitic acts, or anti-christian stuff, why are they drawing the line here?

Posted by Jeff S at February 8, 2006 08:28 AM

http://www.zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/

Well. Here they are! Now you can boldly go where so few major American news outlets have gone before.

Yey.

Posted by Marti at February 8, 2006 04:19 PM

"They're not particular well-drawn, they're not really all that funny, and..."

They're not even all cartoons.

I'd forgotten it was Taibbi who did that Pope thing. What a putz.

Posted by Jim Treacher at February 9, 2006 03:43 AM
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