I have always felt that South Park offered some of the best social commentary on TV. Now, the creators and writers Mat Stone and Trey Parker have dared ask the un-ask-able questions in the current episode of South park. If you draw a line with a circle on top and call it Mohamed, is that ok? What if it is a drawing of a bear suit and you claim a drawing of Mohamed is inside of it? Does that cause or justify Muslim rage?
When I saw this episode, I felt like my office had been bugged as I asked several of the same questions to my colleagues since the Moe-Toon riots (no relation to Mo-town records) including at what level of abstraction is a drawing of Mohamed sufficiently representative to be called a drawing?
It is interesting, as Diana West notes, that no one seems to be talking about it.
Eeyore for Vlad
Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:15 AM
Cartoon: Mohammed is the one in the bear suit.
Have been meaning to post about a sicko Islamic death threat video about “South Park” founders Matt Stone and Trey Parker, with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Theo van Gogh, Salman Rushdie, Geert Wilders, Kurt Westergaard and Lars Vilks rounding out the cast of those similarly targeted for “offending” Islam, even as I have been simultaneously monitoring the reluctance (read: fear) of the MSM to report the story, period.
Imagine: Mega-star animators Stone & Parker are threatened with death by jihadists for their “South Park” cartoon satirizing Mohammed for being off limits to mockery (to the point, in the cartoon, where both redheads or “gingers” and celebrities all want some of what he’s got), and the MSM, most of it, wants to pretend nothing is happening.
It’s happening, whether clean shaven in Geneva, or in beards in Brooklyn.
By “it” I mean submission to Islam.
And what to make of this Fox News headline on the story?
‘South Park’ Creators Could Face Retribution for Depicting Muhammad, Website Warns
“Retribution”???? My Webster’s tells me retribution means “1. deserved punishment for evil done, or, sometimes, reward for good done; merited requital. 2. in theology, reward or punishment in another life for things done in this.
Did News Corp stakeholder, Saudi scion, and Murdoch crony Prince Talal bin Alwaleed write the headline?
Updated: Even if it is the “website” that “warns” of retribution, Fox needs at the very least the padding of quotation marks around “retribution” to put some needed distance between it and them.