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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Thursday, April 13, 2006 :::

In case you've been following South Park's attempt to show a depiction of Muhammed, Comedy Central prohibited it. Apparently, they didn't prohibit a depiction of Jesus deficating on President Bush. You'd think they might have, if only for the sake of consistency...

::: posted by Steven at 9:45 PM

With the news media, hypocrisy aside, one can debate the news-worthiness of, say, the cartoons themselves, and be quite cogently critical of news organizations that don't report news. With a purely entertainment medium -- again, hypocrisy aside -- I tend to be squeamish about being so judgemental as to say that censorship is morally "wrong".

In this case, though -- and the hypocrisy is clearly relevant here -- this is South Park. To censor South Park for being too offensive is -- well, it's sacreligious, isn't it? I am offended by this act of the network, and demand some form of expiation for having so defiled this holy show. The streets shall be made to flow with the blood of

Of course, I'm kidding. South Park is truly a religion of peace, unless you're Kenny.
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