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Cowardly Central
NY Post ^ | April 24, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 04/24/2010 3:10:37 AM PDT by Scanian

For nearly 13 years, the irreverent -- to put it mildly -- cartoon show "South Park" has ridiculed every sacred convention in the book, from major religions and celebrities to gays and the physically disabled.

Nearly every bit of over-the-top satire has outraged someone or some group and prompted calls for the show to be boycotted or even banned.

And each time, for better or for worse, the program's network, Comedy Central, has stood firmly behind creator-producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Except when it comes to Islam and the prophet Mohammed.

This week, to mark its 200th episode, "South Park" featured a bit in which the characters try to figure out how to portray Mohammed without actually showing him. The show ended up showing him dressed in a bear costume.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: comedycentral; cowards; hollywood; islam; jihad; liberalmedia; mohammed; muslims; muslimthreats; parker; southpark; stone; viacom

1 posted on 04/24/2010 3:10:37 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Time for South Park to go to Adult Swim.


2 posted on 04/24/2010 3:16:26 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Scanian


3 posted on 04/24/2010 3:18:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; Markos33; Salamander
First ping for the incipient "Trailer Park Viking" ping list.....


5 posted on 04/24/2010 3:43:25 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Morgana


6 posted on 04/24/2010 3:45:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: shibumi


7 posted on 04/24/2010 3:47:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Scanian
The one "excuse" that allowed South Park to get away with gross, outrageous, and offensive writing was that they "parodied EVERYBODY - so relax!"

Well, they can't use that one anymore.

They can make fun of Christ at will, but now we know that if Muhammad is even mentioned, it will probably be in glowing and fawning terms.

Moreover, the punk 20 year old who lives with his mother in Virginia who threatened them is....well...a punk. Has anyone read about this guy? This weirdo was into "Violent Industrial Music, Satanism, and Goth" about 18 months ago, and now he is "into" Islam.

Road to Radicalism: The Man Behind the 'South Park' Threats

Why Comedy Central decided to cave like a cheap roof is pretty obvious. They are cowards.

8 posted on 04/24/2010 4:01:47 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
They can make fun of Christ at will, but now we know that if Muhammad is even mentioned, it will probably be in glowing and fawning terms.

Obviously you don't watch South Park much. Mohammad appeared in the opening credits of South Park for years. Even in the censored 'Cartoon Wars' episodes, he was still in the opening credits. Muslims were just too dumb too notice.

9 posted on 04/24/2010 4:12:31 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: SkyPilot
They can make fun of Christ at will, but now we know that if Muhammad is even mentioned, it will probably be in glowing and fawning terms.

You know nothing about the show, and obviously haven't even read the facts before getting into the tiresome victim-Christian pose. The reason Christ is made fun of at will is because Christ is accepted by the vast majority--how often do you see parodies made about Loki or Odin? Being the target of parody isn't an opportunity to whine like liberals about persecution when you're in the majority, so relax.

And if you think Muhammad will be portrayed in glowing and fawning terms on the show you're only showing you know absolutely nothing about the show, so you shouldn't comment.

10 posted on 04/24/2010 4:12:32 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: Darkwolf377
You know nothing about the show, and obviously haven't even read the facts before getting into the tiresome victim-Christian pose. The reason Christ is made fun of at will is because Christ is accepted by the vast majority--how often do you see parodies made about Loki or Odin? Being the target of parody isn't an opportunity to whine like liberals about persecution when you're in the majority, so relax. And if you think Muhammad will be portrayed in glowing and fawning terms on the show you're only showing you know absolutely nothing about the show, so you shouldn't comment.

I have watched the show. I had to turn the channel many times when the segments became very gross and disgusting. But, if they really want to do that, I can't stop them.

Once again, I'll repeat myself: their one "out" was they made fun of EVERYBODY. Right? That's their #1 Defense.

Now, Comedy Central can add the clause:

***Except Muslims---Void Where Prohibited By Law

Your twisted logic about "vast majority" makes no sense at all. Muslims number 1.2 billion in the world, and they caved on appeasing that death cult.

The reason they don't fear Christians is because Christianity does not teach violence, death, revenge, rape, and murder.

If you can't see both sides of that balance sheet, your vantage point needs to readjusted by professional technicians.

11 posted on 04/24/2010 4:29:00 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Scanian
While I agree with the sentiments, is the Post putting the objectionable image on their front page, to show Comedy Central how it's done?

BTW, to those who haven't seen it, Comedy Central goes pretty easy on Jesus, reserving their really ire for some of the church's behavior regarding the molestation scandals. Aside from that, Jesus himself is pretty cool on the show--not such a bad portrayal on a show kids like.

12 posted on 04/24/2010 4:51:30 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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I just want to know why my season pass subscription on iTunes has not been updated with the latest episode.

I DO like the show and I think their satire of everyone is good, and most of the time spot on.

I like to laugh. I understand what I think is funny is probably quite different than what others think. Thats what makes the world go ‘round.


13 posted on 04/24/2010 4:54:12 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (This nation, of the people, by the people, and for the people has perished from the land.)
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To: Darkwolf377

The show should not be viewed by kids. Thats why its on at 10 PM. Anyone letting their middle school kids watch this show is asking for trouble: Explaining all of that to a fourth grader would be a challenge to say the least.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 4:56:26 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (This nation, of the people, by the people, and for the people has perished from the land.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I agree... and every episode warns that the follwoing is disgusting, offensive and should be viewed by no one... anyone watching has been warned. I stand with Trey and Matt here... and against islam and the pc of comedy central.

LLS


15 posted on 04/24/2010 5:44:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Scanian
I'm sick and tired of the Muzies being granted special privileges and accommodations, just be cause their deity has an inferiority complex.
16 posted on 04/24/2010 7:20:52 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Scanian
I'm sick and tired of the Muzies being granted special privileges and accommodations, just be cause their deity has an inferiority complex.
17 posted on 04/24/2010 7:20:59 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I watch the show. They blaspheme Jesus Christ numerous times and in terrible ways. Christ’s name in vain is mild in the midst of South Park. They show Christ defecating and watching pornography. Muhammad has never been treated that way.

We understand the point they make, that the most terrible portrayals of Jesus don’t launch threats from Christians.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 8:40:27 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21
You seem to have seen a lot of blasphemy on the show, and yet your faith hasn't been shattered.

It seems like the audience is mostly made up of people who see the show as mostly Jesus-bashing, something I sure don't see. Yet your faith seems to have endured, so it seems like no harm is done.

That all kind of points out WHY Jesus is a target--you satirize targets that have meaning for the viewer. Why would they mock Muhammad when the average American knows absolutely nothing about him? What could be mocked that anyone would understand?

You only seem to have seen defecation and pornography. You don't mention the episode where Jesus battles Satan--which had great points about faith--or how Jesus is a positive character who appears on a cable show, and most of the humor involved with Jesus is not at his expense. But we see what we want, and people who are ready to be offended will get offended; most people couldn't care less that their beliefs are not shared by cartoon characters.

19 posted on 04/24/2010 10:07:37 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; JoeProBono
Reporting for duty as ordered, Sir!


20 posted on 04/24/2010 5:58:57 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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21 posted on 04/25/2010 3:07:53 AM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Salamander; Markos33

I wish you two would tell me before you start lifting stuff from my family album.


22 posted on 04/25/2010 4:22:49 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

Make me.

:)


23 posted on 04/25/2010 4:36:36 AM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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