Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Double Standard at the Washington Post?

It is one of two things here. Either big media is afraid of rabid Muslim anger or it is in ideological lockstep with Islam. It is either afraid to offend those that might blow a gasket and start rioting (or suing) or it agrees with the underlying arguments forwarded that Islam is beyond the reach of criticism or parody.

The latest example comes to us from the Washington Post where editors have decided not to run a cartoon scheduled for August 26 that pokes fun at Islamists, despite having run a cartoon that poked fun at Jerry Falwell on August 19.

From FoxNews.com:

A popular comic strip that poked fun at the Rev. Jerry Falwell without incident one week ago was deemed too controversial to run over the weekend because this time it took a humorous swipe at Muslim fundamentalists.

The Washington Post and several other newspapers around the country did not run Sunday's installment of Berkeley Breathed's "Opus," in which the spiritual fad-seeking character Lola Granola appears in a headscarf and explains to her boyfriend, Steve, why she wants to become a radical Islamist.
Cartoon strip on Salon.

No rioting was reported at Liberty University last weekend and there was no one killed and no injuries. There was reportedly no property damage as the result of the demonstrations that did not take place. No American flags were burned, no effigies were torched and, to the best of my knowledge, nobody was sued. There were no signs paraded around town demanding death to all that insult Christians or Baptists.

It looks like the Washington Post may have dodged a bullet.

via Protein Wisdom

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