Michelle Malkin has an article questioning whether CNN is refusing to
show the Muhammad cartoons out of respect for religion (as they claim)
or fear of reprisals:
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THE COWARDLY AMERICAN MEDIA (VIDEO ADDED)
By Michelle Malkin · February 02, 2006 08:03 PM
***scroll for updates***
Read this CNN report very carefully:
The international storm over cartoon drawings of the Prophet Mohammad
published in European media gathered pace across the *****ic world
Thursday with angry demonstrations and the shutting down of the EU
office in Gaza City.
In Paris, the daily newspaper France Soir fired its managing editor
after it republished the caricatures Wednesday, and in Pakistan
protesters marched chanting "Death to Denmark" and "Death to France."
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying the
cartoons -- one depicting the founder of ***** wearing a turban
resembling a bomb --showed press freedom should have its limits.
Muslims consider it sacrilegious to produce a likeness of the Prophet
Mohammad. CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons in respect for
Unbelievable. The news network reports on an international
controversy, but refuses to show readers what the news is actually
about and let them judge the cartoons for themselves.
Even more galling is CNN's newfound respect for religion.
Where was that deference when Ted Turner was calling Catholics "Jesus
Where was the sensitivity about offensive religious imagery when
Jeanne Moos was mocking images of Jesus Christ or Jonathan Mann was
reporting on the Virgin Mary covered in dung?
Why is it that American media, including CNN, have absolutely no
qualms about splashing Kanye West-as-Christ all over the airwaves and
....but can't bring themselves to print the Forbidden Cartoons gallery
(now available in thumbnail and full-size images over at Human Events
Online, which is also running the photos with my column this week):
Reader Jake G. e-mails that NBC Nightly News tonight also refused to
show the cartoons:
Just when I thought NBC might have had a moment of clarity (HA! Yeah,
right!), I heard them tease a story on this for the Nightly News
tonight. In the middle of the segment, the dropped the ball
completely, refusing to show the cartoons! They made some weak
statement about how they decided against airing the images out of
respect for Muslims.
This from the network that showed no respect for Christians when it
forged ahead with the religion-mocking show, "The Book of Daniel."
This from the network that plans to feature Britney Spears as the host
of a fictional cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's" in an upcoming
"Will & Grace" epsiode:
NBC announced this week that pop star Britney Spears would make a
guest appearance on the gay-oriented sitcom [Will & Grace] as a
Christian conservative hired as a talk show sidekick to the gay
character Jack played by series regular Sean Hayes.
In the episode, scheduled to air on April 13, Jack's fictional TV
network is bought by a Christian broadcaster, leading Spears'
character to do an Easter cooking segment on Jack's show called
The American Family Association immediately raised objections to the
planned episode, saying it "mocks the crucifixion of Christ" and will
"further denigrate Christianity" by airing the night before Good
And see this.
"Out of respect" for ***** and Muslims?
Out of fear.
I've uploaded the idiotic NBC News segment that reports on the
cartoons, "which we've chosen not to show," intones correspondent
Download and watch the video (.wmv file -6.4MB).
Check out the new Faces of Muhammad blog. (Hat tip: My Vast Right Wing
Rod Dreher: Mohammed cartoon row grows
The blogger at Secular Blasphemy has received a death threat for
blogging about the forbidden cartoons.
Meanwhile, still no word from the MSM on how *****ists faked cartoons
and attributed them to the Danes (noted here this a.m.) to inflame the
Arab world. More on this from Lorenzo Vidino at The Counterterrorism
1015pm EST. The New York Times covers the story on the web tonight
(for tomorrow's print edition), but has no room to link to or print
Excellent commentary tonight from Dr. Sanity, who writes about the
Highway to Hell:
Just as the false promises of socialism and communism were found to
lead to misery instead of happiness; poverty instead of wealth;
enslavement instead of freedom--so too, have multiculturalism and
political correctness, instead of harmony, brought lethal discord.
There can be no backing down now; because to compromise on this would
be disaster--in every way the beginning of the end of our own values,
freedoms, and culture. Besides, it is compromise that has brought us
to this unbelievable situation in the first place.
The very first time we allowed the adherents of a medieval and
primitive religion to believe that their feelings about that religion
trump all the values of western civiliztion; the minute we began to
apologize for our successes and make excuses--or even blame
ourselves--for their failures; we were bound to come to this place...
Wretchard at The Belmont Club also has trenchant analysis, as always,
on the continuing cartoon crisis and its much, much larger
repercussions. Go read.
1100pm EST. The top Technorati search is "jyllands-posten mohammed."
Technorati tag: Buy Danish
Judith Apter Klinghoffer: "Does the American MSM know the meaning of
solidarity?" An excerpt:
Danish cartoonists need 24 hour protection. Another bounty was put on
them today. The Le Monde cartoonist responds by drawing a portrait of
Muhammad is entirely made up of lines saying "I must not draw
What do American cartoonist do? Well, The one working for the
Washington Post draws the American army as a critically wounded
soldier who lost both hands and legs. The *****ists could not have
asked for anything more. Didn't Bin Laden and company assure them that
one more push and the US will collapse just as the USSR did?
The Danish PM Fogh was on arab television today, the interviewer asked
him: "Please explain to us: why haven't you yet punished the
newspapermen?" A second editor is fired. This time it is Jihad El
Momeni, a Jordanian editor, who keeps alive the hope of moderate
*****. In an editorial accompanying the cartoons he asks:
"What brings more prejudice against *****, these caricatures or
pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front
of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a
wedding ceremony in Amman?"
Reader John S. reports that ABC's Nightline bucked the MSM trend and
showed some of the cartoons:
It was done very matter-of-factly. While Cynthia McFadden talked about
the ruckus, video of the nutjob protests in Gaza was shown followed by
the cartoons. The three most offensive ones were shown up close and
More: The LA Times has an article on the forbidden cartoons, but not
the forbidden cartoons themselves. Same deal at the Washington Post.
Ditto Time magazine. The Dominion Post, a New Zealand paper, is set to
run the artwork.
2/3/06 8am EST morning update. A reader reports: "The BBC News segment
carried by the Albuquerque PBS affiliate KNME showed at least a few of
the cartoons, including the bomb turban, as did the PBS News Hour."
Fox News Channel's Brit Hume also aired some of the artwork. As did
Information just wants to be free.
Support Denmark...and Piglet!
In search of a brave American newspaper (updated)
First, they came for the cartoonists
Fight the bullies of *****
Support Denmark: Why the forbidden cartoons matter
The cartoons *****ists don't want you to see
The forbidden cartoons
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