The Mainstream Media Wimp Out On The Danish Cartoons Continues
Cox & Forkum, who may be the best editorial cartoonists on the planet, take aim at the American mainstream media for refusing to show the Danish cartoons:
They also note that CNN is actually running a little disclaimer on their articles saying that “CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons out of respect for Islam.” Gee, does any remember CNN ever showing that kind of respect for Christianity? Of course, Christian don’t drive truck bombs into your corporate offices or kidnap and behead your reporters.
That’s why CNN should just be honest and say: “CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons because we’re afraid Muslim extremists will kill us.”
At least that would be honest.
But here’s an interesting question: how can we expect moderate Muslims to stand up to these lunatics, who threaten to murder people for simply posting silly cartoons like this one…
…if the American press doesn’t have the guts to stand up for free speech? Heck, we’re in a country that has a small, very moderate Muslim population. How much harder must it be to be in a country like Jordan, Turkey, or Iraq and stand up and say: “These cartoons are offensive, but so are you idiots who are out in the street making Muslims look like bloodthirsty savages!”
In my view, the Western media, particularly the American media has a duty here to stand up not just for free speech, but to show everyone that the Islamic extremists cannot get their way through intimidation.
*** Update #1 ***: Are you ready for an irony overload? The New York Times ran a story on the Muhammad cartoons and they did finally post a pic — of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung! The hypocrisy and cowardice of these papers just boggles the mind…
Hat tip to TKS for the story.