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California Editor Publishes Muhammad Cartoon -- and Slams the AP
editorsandpublishers.com ^ | 2/08/06 | E&P Staff

Posted on 02/08/2006 12:30:10 PM PST by summer

NEW YORK-- A relatively small daily newspaper in Victorville, Calif., is one of the few in the U.S. to run one of the Muhammad cartoons sparking riots and killings abroad.

Don Holland, the editor of the Freedom Communications Inc. paper, the Daily Press, explains in a column today, "I'm sure most Americans are curious about this controversial cartoon, which depicts the Muslim prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban.

"The mindless violence by Islamic radicals is par for the course. But what is incredible is that the Associated Press, which distributes news stories and photos from across the globe, has decided that you shouldn't see it."

The Daily Press has a daily circulation just under 31,000.

The point is not whether the cartoon is offensive or not," Holland writes. "The point is that it is part of a worldwide news story. ...

"What is offensive is that AP fancies itself to be the guardian of good taste for thousands of American newspapers rather than letting individual newspapers make that decision.

"AP's philosophy also strikes at the heart of a free press and the elementary principles of libertarian thought -- that individuals have the God-given right to read what they please and decide for themselves what is and isn't offensive. ...


"Years ago, the Daily Press received numerous calls when we published a photo of victims of the Rwandan genocide. Certainly that was a newsworthy, albeit disturbing, image.

"The source of the riots and mayhem is not a cartoon. It is growing friction in a clash of cultures."

E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ap; ca; california; cartoon; cartoons; mediabias; newspaper


Here's the The Daily Press, Victorville, CA.
1 posted on 02/08/2006 12:30:12 PM PST by summer
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To: All
Also see this article, if you missed it yesterday:

Muslims Picket 'Philadephia Inquirer' After It Runs Cartoon 
2 posted on 02/08/2006 12:30:46 PM PST by summer
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To: Tribune7

FYI.


3 posted on 02/08/2006 12:31:51 PM PST by summer
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To: summer

Why blame the AP? They are a wire service, but they don't control what papers do or do not print.


4 posted on 02/08/2006 12:32:34 PM PST by RonF
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To: summer

Why blame the AP? They are a wire service, but they don't control what papers do or do not print.


5 posted on 02/08/2006 12:32:34 PM PST by RonF
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To: summer

Where's the cartoon?????????


6 posted on 02/08/2006 12:32:35 PM PST by petitfour
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To: summer

The high-desert rats still have some independent thinkers. Good to see the libs from the valley haven't taken over completely.


7 posted on 02/08/2006 12:34:26 PM PST by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: summer

Bravo, Don Holland and the Daily Press!


8 posted on 02/08/2006 12:36:02 PM PST by American Quilter (Man must have something higher than himself to think of. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
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To: summer
I'm confused.

I thought this image was offensive to Muslims, but it was published by lots of newspapers, including the Washington Post. It was also put on television, night after night, for weeks.

What am I missing?

(steely)

9 posted on 02/08/2006 12:38:18 PM PST by Steely Tom
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To: summer

Good for him.

Editorsandpublishers.com is a left-wing site worse than most of the media it represents. I notice that they publish this guy's name, making him more vulnerable to Muslims who might decide to kill him, but they don't publish the picture. It's OK if somebody else gets killed, but very few of the media want to risk their own hides.

It's the same with casualties in Iraq. If a soldier is killed, it's a useful statistic. If a reporter gets killed, it's a terrible tragedy.


10 posted on 02/08/2006 12:38:57 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RonF
Why blame the AP? They are a wire service, but they don't control what papers do or do not print. No, but they do control what they distribute.
11 posted on 02/08/2006 12:39:00 PM PST by ozoneliar ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants" -T.J.)
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To: summer

I like Mohammed and the president of Iran riding a nuke like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove


12 posted on 02/08/2006 12:40:02 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: American Quilter
He wrote an editorial about his decision, HERE.

You can email him a message HERE.

I think I may write to him. FREE SPEECH IS WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT!
13 posted on 02/08/2006 12:40:18 PM PST by summer
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To: summer
I've sadly gotten to the point where the free speech aspect doesn't mean much to me.

I just like to stir up the Muslims, like poking a fire ant mound, just because you can.
14 posted on 02/08/2006 12:43:17 PM PST by horse_doc
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15 posted on 02/08/2006 12:45:01 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: horse_doc

Me too. Spite tastes good after breakfast.


16 posted on 02/08/2006 12:45:32 PM PST by One Proud Dad
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To: summer
What else would you expect from ?
17 posted on 02/08/2006 12:51:27 PM PST by pabianice (contact ebay??)
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To: RonF
What is offensive is that AP fancies itself to be the guardian of good taste for thousands of American newspapers rather than letting individual newspapers make that decision

Guess you did not see this Asso Propaganda apprently decided to censor the images. Since the images are the story it is complete contrary to the Junk Journalists pretentions to being the defenders of the people's right to know for them to refuse to publish the images. Apprently some religions are more equal then others when it come to the Asso Propaganda Editors deciding what is "offensive".

18 posted on 02/08/2006 12:54:09 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Vote Democrat-We are the party of reactionary inertia".)
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To: Steely Tom

"...What am I missing?..."

What you are missing is the fact that everything offends the Muslims. What gets me is are the muzzies so embarrassed about Mohammed that even they don't want to see his image? I believe they are. I've seen Jesus portrayed in many ways. the only time I was offended was the images of the Crucifix in urine. Otherwise, no problem. I'm proud of my Lord and Savior. What are they affraid of?


19 posted on 02/08/2006 12:59:17 PM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED.)
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To: RonF

I think AP is refusing to distribute the pixs.


20 posted on 02/08/2006 1:04:18 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: summer

Has anyone noticed that the muslims aren't upset because the cartoon is INCORRECT, just that he was duplicated. So it's not untrue that Mohammed was a man who thought, lived and breathed murder and violence, just don't DRAW him.


21 posted on 02/08/2006 1:05:54 PM PST by sandbar
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To: summer
And this thread:

Another U.S. Newspaper Publishes Cartoons

22 posted on 02/08/2006 1:06:58 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: RonF

"Why blame the AP? They are a wire service, but they don't control what papers do or do not print."

Where do you think papers get their internationall news? If the NY Times does not print it and the AP does not carry it, it is not news according to most of the old media.


23 posted on 02/08/2006 1:18:03 PM PST by Jim Verdolini (We had it all, but the RINOs stalked the land and everything they touched was as dung and ashes!)
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To: summer
I heard this morning, there's nowhere in the Quran that states Muhammed's likeness cannot be shown or reproduced.
24 posted on 02/08/2006 1:54:16 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek
This looks interesting -- Washington Times reporting his image has been on art in the past.
25 posted on 02/08/2006 2:37:52 PM PST by summer
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To: Jim Verdolini

RE your post #23 -- I think you're right.


26 posted on 02/08/2006 5:38:44 PM PST by summer
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To: pabianice

I want that image removed imediately! It looks too much like a swirly-cone, and is an insult to ice cream!

27 posted on 02/08/2006 6:48:24 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

LOL...


28 posted on 02/08/2006 7:32:43 PM PST by summer
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To: summer

FYI, today's WSJ published artwork featuring Mohammed's image.


29 posted on 02/08/2006 7:34:20 PM PST by Tribune7
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