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‘South Park’ Creators Respond ("It wasn't some meta-joke ... Comedy Central added the bleeps.")
New York Times ^ | 04/22/10 | Staff

Posted on 04/22/2010 3:18:24 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The “South Park” creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have issued a statement in response to Comedy Central’s decision to alter an episode after a Muslim group’s warning:

In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too.

(Excerpt) Read more at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: censorship; comedycentral; cowardlycentral; hollywood; islamofascism; liberalmedia; southpark; viacom
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1 posted on 04/22/2010 3:18:25 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: Allegra; dynachrome; GeronL

Ping.


2 posted on 04/22/2010 3:19:17 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

And that slime, John Leibowitz, of “The Daily Show” has the conceit to regard himself as edgy.


3 posted on 04/22/2010 3:20:09 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

In the end - they are cowards. Easy to stand up for “free speech” when it does not cost you very much...


4 posted on 04/22/2010 3:20:13 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I was following the other thread on my way home, and was hoping it was a joke, but this really stinks.


5 posted on 04/22/2010 3:20:46 PM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

This is why Islam is incompatible with our system of government and freedoms.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 3:21:36 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: 2banana

Who’s ‘they’? Parker and Stone? What were they supposed to do?


7 posted on 04/22/2010 3:22:57 PM PDT by Borges
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Eric Blair 2084; All

Contact Comedy Central here:

http://www.comedycentral.com/help/questionsCC.jhtml


8 posted on 04/22/2010 3:23:01 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Ping!


9 posted on 04/22/2010 3:23:37 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: 2banana

Maybe it will be in its proper format on the website.


10 posted on 04/22/2010 3:24:54 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

More than anything, I’m very curious about what Kyle said. I was surprised that they beeped THAT.


11 posted on 04/22/2010 3:25:16 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Stepan12
"And that slime, John Leibowitz, of “The Daily Show” has the conceit to regard himself as edgy."

My thoughts exactly.

12 posted on 04/22/2010 3:26:50 PM PDT by chs68
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I figured they added the long bleep to the final speech as a mockery to the rest of the bleeps.. But CC added it? WOW!


13 posted on 04/22/2010 3:27:02 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Chickenchits! This same group of people have no problem making fun of Christ and putting him into a bottle of urine for “art’s sake” but run like the dickens at the name of Muhammed. Hypocrites at Comedy Central!


14 posted on 04/22/2010 3:27:11 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (.)
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To: rbosque

“This is why Islam is incompatible with our system of government and freedoms.”

..or humanity...


15 posted on 04/22/2010 3:27:23 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If you want security, go to prison, you're fed, clothed, given medical. But...there's no freedom.")
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To: Allegra
More than anything, I’m very curious about what Kyle said.

At this point, we might actually have to wait for the Season 14 box set in order to find out. :(

16 posted on 04/22/2010 3:27:36 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: 2banana

Who are ‘they’?


17 posted on 04/22/2010 3:27:36 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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They are are controversial
18 posted on 04/22/2010 3:28:15 PM PDT by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I wonder how long it takes until it is leaked. Just like the uncensored image of Mo from "Cartoon Wars".


19 posted on 04/22/2010 3:29:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows

Ping!


20 posted on 04/22/2010 3:29:38 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Amazing that they would censor a speech saying you shouldn’t give in to intimidation and fear. I hope they at least saw the irony in it.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 3:30:32 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
At this point, we might actually have to wait for the Season 14 box set in order to find out. :(

The Iraqis will have the bootleg of the season out not too long after it ends. I think I'll snag one.

22 posted on 04/22/2010 3:31:11 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: mnehring
If and when anyone torrents a genuinely uncensored verion of #201, I'll share the info with my fellow FReepers!
23 posted on 04/22/2010 3:31:13 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: mnehring
Exactly. If Matt and Trey could somehow transmit the episode on some pirate broadcast, ala The Running Man, I'm sure they would.

It's the comedy central brass that has the final say in this. I also wonder if any of the damn Saudis have shares in Viacom.
24 posted on 04/22/2010 3:31:31 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Hey Monk here the explanation


25 posted on 04/22/2010 3:34:09 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: rabidralph

I was on there the other day (SouthParkStudios.com) and the promo for the show indicated that it will be the UNCENSORED version — even though it will not be available until the middle of May due to their contractual obligation with CC.

BTW: Followed a link from CNN to HuffPo about this and they are such liars!!! They said that both episodes are missing at the SPS website — couldn’t be further from the truth. 200 & 201 are there — just not available for viewing until May.


26 posted on 04/22/2010 3:35:56 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I'm skeptical...the show was freakin’ funny and an outstanding satirical commentary on the stupidity of Muslims as a protected class. It would not have worked at all if nothing had been censored or bleeped.
27 posted on 04/22/2010 3:39:14 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Cowardly Central.


28 posted on 04/22/2010 3:40:09 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: meowmeow
Comedy Central ADMITS to censoring South Park episode #201.
29 posted on 04/22/2010 3:42:57 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Great discussion over here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2498562/posts


30 posted on 04/22/2010 3:44:30 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: Stepan12
They should just reshow the one with Jesus and GW Bush defecating on the US Flag to make their point about WHAT will be censored and what won't be censored. That was the most awesome statement ever and we didn't even riot or kill anyone.
31 posted on 04/22/2010 3:44:44 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: BallyBill

Amen. So glad you ‘got it.’ So many don’t. The whole point of that was to show that our greatest symbols could be defiled, and we wouldn’t threaten to kill, or riot, or demand censorship.

The irony is stunning.


32 posted on 04/22/2010 3:50:26 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: Wisconsinlady

Cowards. They make fun of baby Jesus and America.


33 posted on 04/22/2010 3:51:13 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Frantzie

South Park should be taken off the air. I will never watch it again and will tell all my friends about this hypocrisy if they don’t know already. God is watching and He’s not amused.

Christians unite!


34 posted on 04/22/2010 4:01:52 PM PDT by adanaC (Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

35 posted on 04/22/2010 4:04:19 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too.

LOL. Cowards.

36 posted on 04/22/2010 4:14:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BallyBill

Buddha did coke and Jesus watched porn in this episode. Meanwhile, we can’t even show Muhammed doing mundane things.


37 posted on 04/22/2010 4:17:09 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: 2banana
In the end - they are cowards. Easy to stand up for “free speech” when it does not cost you very much...

That seems a bit harsh; I would point out that they have received death threats. What's more, it's Comedy Central that's bleeping out the name Muhammad, not the creators of the show.

38 posted on 04/22/2010 4:21:37 PM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Wisconsinlady

Mind if we add “Left wing” to “Hypocrites at Comedy
Central!”?

Remember that stupid alledged sitcom “Thats My Bush”? Or
how about that unfunny cartoon series depicting Bush, his
administration, and congressional members as kids? A
more appropriate network title would Commie Central or
Comedy(?) Simple.......


39 posted on 04/22/2010 4:30:43 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Let the Muslims know that the word Mohammed was censored because it is an obscene word, a combination word meaning child molestation, sex with pigs, an eating human feces.

To call someone Mohammed, Muhammed, or any of the other variations of the name, is too obscene to be depicted on TV. And people unfortunate to be named that are laughed at behind their back. No one would ever admit this to Muslims, however, as it is too disgusting.

I’m sure Muslims would be delighted to know that this is why Comedy Central censored the use of that name.


40 posted on 04/22/2010 4:32:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Can’t say Mohammad on a tv show, can’t show his image and yet, somehow it isn’t ridiculous to name almost every male muslim child “Mohammad”? Ho-kay.


41 posted on 04/22/2010 4:36:05 PM PDT by CarolinaPeach
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I heard they intend to fearlessly ridicule Muslims and Muhammad in a new Broadway play.

/sarc

42 posted on 04/22/2010 4:41:56 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: adanaC
Once again, it is Comedy Central censoring the content not the creators of South Park.

Why is this so hard for people to understand?
43 posted on 04/22/2010 4:56:10 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for posting that link.

Here is what I wrote them:

You’re cowards. But why SHOULD you be braver than Yale? Of course not.

You think they are going to not kill you, or stop wanting to kill you, or kill you last.

You are mistaken.

So, in the future, leave Jesus and Moses and Vishnu, et al. alone.

That is the least you snivellers can do.


44 posted on 04/22/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: jocon307

Aren’t you missing the point if you are calling them cowards, but also asking them to leave Jesus alone? It is all or nothing.


45 posted on 04/22/2010 5:06:35 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: BallyBill

“201,” this weeks episode, had Buddha snorting lines of coke and Jesus looking at internet porn. And Moses was a giant orange driedel.


46 posted on 04/22/2010 5:07:43 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew (Hell exists, it is real. It's a quiet green meadow populated entirely by Arab goat herders.)
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To: Sivad

That’s My Bush was also created by Parker and Stone. They were going to do a show about whichever candidate won the election. Had Gore won the show was going to be “Everybody Loves Al.” Also, it wasn’t an attack on Bush as much as sitcom conventions.


47 posted on 04/22/2010 5:09:04 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Nobody ever got the point of that show. It was a send-up of sitcoms, from the next door neighbor Larry to the cliched closing line.


48 posted on 04/22/2010 5:14:11 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ChicagoHebrew
And Moses was a giant orange driedel

I think Moses is supposed to be the Master Control Program from TRON. The MCP was a rotating red cone with a face, just like Moses.

Moses has appeared this way in several episodes.

49 posted on 04/22/2010 5:23:48 PM PDT by EvilOverlord (Socialism makes workers into slaves and couch potatoes into kings)
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To: EvilOverlord
Bingo.


50 posted on 04/22/2010 6:11:00 PM PDT by mnehring
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