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Cowardly Central: Censoring 'South Park' Again
NY Post ^ | April 14, 2006 | MICHELLE MALKIN

Posted on 04/14/2006 5:08:34 AM PDT by Panerai

I'VE never been a "South Park" fan, but the animated show's last two episodes on Comedy Central had me hooked. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker keyed off the continuing conflagration over the Mohammed cartoons (published last fall by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten) to lambaste their own network's capitulation to Islamic terrorism.

Viewers are viciously, deservedly, mocking the network for its cave-in. "Comedhimmi Central," jibed one of my Web site readers. "Cowardly Central," derided Canadian blogger Damian Penny.

The plot of Wednesday's show revolved around Kyle (one of the "South Park" kids) trying to convince a Fox network executive to air an uncensored episode of the animated show "Family Guy," even though it contained an image of Mohammed. (Many Muslims consider it blasphemy to depict Mohammed, though his image has appeared in art, architecture, and literature throughout the ages with nary a peep.)

"Do the right thing! Show Mohammed!" implores Kyle, as his nemesis, Cartman, pulls out a gun to force the network executive to pull the offending episode. (There's also a must-see send-up of the White House press corps.)

After much anguish, the Fox exec agrees to air the show - but, in place of the planned image of Mohammed, a black slate appears to announce: "Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Mohammed on their network."

Prior to the start of the true-life Cartoon Jihad, "South Park" had featured cartoon images of Mohammed without incident. A 2001 episode titled "Super Best Friends" featured the Muslims' prophet as a superhero with flame powers. No fatwas ensued; no suits complained. But when Parker and Stone wanted a Mohammed image for their latest show, Comedy Central balked.

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1 posted on 04/14/2006 5:08:34 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai; Larry Lucido; eyespysomething

Sure, they might go after the Mohammedans, but what about Scientology? Parker and Stone wouldn't dare try to do a show about the RELIGION OF HOLLYWEIRD!


2 posted on 04/14/2006 5:12:06 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Panerai

i thot comedy central's 'censoring' WAS the joke followed by the blasphemous depiction of Jesus


3 posted on 04/14/2006 5:16:44 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society.)
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To: SittinYonder

where you been hiding? they did scientology.


4 posted on 04/14/2006 5:17:37 AM PDT by Kewlhand`tek (Those that can't , Teach. Those that can't teach , Report)
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To: InvisibleChurch
In Wednesday's "South Park," after the "Family Guy" episode airs, al-Qaeda responds with its own cartoon. It involves the president of the United States, the American flag, Jesus and pooping.

In an interview with the Associated Press, William Donohue of the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights -- who totally didn't get the point -- went after Parker and Stone over the Jesus bit, but not Comedy Central.

"Like little whores, they'll sit there and grab the bucks. They'll sit there and they'll whine and they'll take their shot at Jesus," he said.

5 posted on 04/14/2006 5:20:24 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

Comedy Central is beneath contempt for giving in to the terrorists.


6 posted on 04/14/2006 5:21:55 AM PDT by AntiGovernment (A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.)
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To: Kewlhand`tek
they did scientology.

So you're saying Parker and Stone are scientologists? I'm not surprised. I guess that's why they've never lampooned Tom Cruise.

7 posted on 04/14/2006 5:23:42 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: SittinYonder
So you're saying Parker and Stone are scientologists? I'm not surprised. I guess that's why they've never lampooned Tom Cruise.

ROTFLMAO.
 

8 posted on 04/14/2006 5:26:54 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Time for an electoral revolution where the ballot box is the guillotine)
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To: Panerai

I loved the press connference with Bush

Reporter - Mr Bush - why cant' you stop the showing of mohammed on family Guy
President Bush - It's a first amendment issue

reporter - What is this first amendment your talking about

whatever bush is for , the press is against

Great show, and as a floridian, I can only say, manateee's deserve to be kept in tanks writing tv shows.


9 posted on 04/14/2006 5:26:59 AM PDT by Waverunner
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To: SittinYonder
o you're saying Parker and Stone are scientologists? I'm not surprised. I guess that's why they've never lampooned Tom Cruise.

OMG you are spouting off on a subject you know nothing about.

10 posted on 04/14/2006 5:29:15 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: corkoman

Obviously that was meant as sarcasm


11 posted on 04/14/2006 5:31:30 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

I want to know what Muhammed looks like. Somebody send me a picture of this guy.

:o)


12 posted on 04/14/2006 5:33:19 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Not today.)
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To: corkoman; O.C. - Old Cracker
OMG you are spouting off on a subject you know nothing about.

I know enough about it.

13 posted on 04/14/2006 5:33:52 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Tenacious 1
Here's a link to all of the Mohammed cartoons that resulted in nutcase rioting.
14 posted on 04/14/2006 5:37:48 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Time for an electoral revolution where the ballot box is the guillotine)
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To: SittinYonder
I know enough about it.

Obvoiusly not, since South Park lampooned the hell out of Cruise just recently.

15 posted on 04/14/2006 5:38:55 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Tenacious 1
I want to know what Muhammed looks like. Somebody send me a picture of this guy.


16 posted on 04/14/2006 5:41:59 AM PDT by frithguild (The Freepers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim)
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To: cgk

ping


17 posted on 04/14/2006 5:45:37 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: SittinYonder
... what about Scientology?

They did Scientology -- and Isaac Hayes quit in protest -- so they killed off Isaac Hayes!

18 posted on 04/14/2006 5:46:24 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: traviskicks

ping


19 posted on 04/14/2006 5:52:33 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Kewlhand`tek

where you been hiding?

In the closet with Tom Cruise.

20 posted on 04/14/2006 5:55:45 AM PDT by armymarinedad (Charities are compassion. Entitlements are extortion.)
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To: JoeGar
They killed off Chef.


21 posted on 04/14/2006 6:02:46 AM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: pandemoniumreigns

In a horribly twisted manner!


22 posted on 04/14/2006 6:04:57 AM PDT by montomike (If you didn't find this funny and were offended...have a riot.)
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To: humblegunner

Obviously that was meant as sarcasm.


23 posted on 04/14/2006 6:19:44 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword: folding)
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To: Panerai

I'm trying to figure out if the Comedy Central censoring Mohammed was a joke or was serious. But they have no problem showing Jesus. Were they merely pointing out the hypocracy of western media, or are they actually participating in that hypocracy?


24 posted on 04/14/2006 6:44:06 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: SittinYonder
You’re joking right?

Isaac Hayes (Chef) quit because of an episode called Trapped in the Closet lampooning Tom Cruise and Scientology as a ludicrous cheap science fiction like fraud of a religion. Tom Cruse reportedly threatened to stop promoting MI3 if Viacom (Comedy Central’s parent) re-ran it.

So South Park created a final episode called Chef Returns out of obviously spliced together clips of Chef’s words over the years where he returned from being brainwashed by a cult of child molesters posing as big game hunters. In the end, Chef couldn’t get out from under their spell, fell down a cliff trying to escape and the had his face and body graphically torn apart and eaten by wild animals.

On second thought, that’s pretty ambiguous. They should have come out more strongly against Scientology.

25 posted on 04/14/2006 7:22:55 AM PDT by elfman2 (An army of amateurs doing the media's job.)
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To: elfman2; O.C. - Old Cracker
You’re joking right?

Of course I'm joking.

26 posted on 04/14/2006 7:27:18 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: SittinYonder

"Sure, they might go after the Mohammedans, but what about Scientology? Parker and Stone wouldn't dare try to do a show about the RELIGION OF HOLLYWEIRD!"

You made the exact same comment over a week ago. If you mean to be sarcastic then the obligatory sarcasm tag (/sarcasm) would be appropriate. If you are not being sarcastic then why post a line about the lack of a Scientology plot that was so easily refuted last time as it is this time.

Do you read responses? Or are you lonely and know that you will get responses because what you propose has already been done?


27 posted on 04/14/2006 7:34:18 AM PDT by torchthemummy ("Reid...Kerry...Rockefeller. They were unable to attend due to a prior lack of commitment." - Cheney)
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To: SittinYonder

ROTFLMAO! You must love the smell of napalm in the morning. :)


28 posted on 04/14/2006 7:36:54 AM PDT by nhoward14 (The missing link is stuffed and mounted in my uncle's den.)
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To: torchthemummy
You made the exact same comment over a week ago

Yesterday, too.

29 posted on 04/14/2006 7:38:17 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: .cnI redruM; 537cant be wrong; 68 grunt; A. Patriot; A_Conservative_Chinese; ...

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30 posted on 04/14/2006 9:57:56 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SittinYonder

You should stop. Now.


31 posted on 04/14/2006 10:01:22 AM PDT by misterrob (Teach a Liberal to think for himself and he'll vote Conservative for the rest of his life.)
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To: doc30
I'm trying to figure out if the Comedy Central censoring Mohammed was a joke or was serious. But they have no problem showing Jesus. Were they merely pointing out the hypocracy of western media, or are they actually participating in that hypocracy?

South Park is created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. They created the cartoon with the benign image of Mohammed and the insulting image of Jesus, knowing that the cowards at Comedy Central (who air, but do not create the show) would censor one and not the other.

The point was to illustrate the cowardice and hypocrisy of Comedy Central and western media in general, in the face of threats of violence by islametards.

32 posted on 04/14/2006 10:09:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SittinYonder

We really need a standing Sittinyonder Southpark disclaimer... :)


33 posted on 04/14/2006 10:09:54 AM PDT by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: torchthemummy
If you mean to be sarcastic then the obligatory sarcasm tag (/sarcasm) would be appropriate.

I've always considered it inappropriae to tag sarcasm.

34 posted on 04/14/2006 10:14:29 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A pessimist is what an optimist calls a realist)
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To: gondramB; Larry Lucido; eyespysomething
We really need a standing Sittinyonder Southpark disclaimer... :)

I've learned something today.

To some people, South Park is a crude and vulgar show that depicts little kids doing terrible things to sacred symbols. And the people who hold those symbols sacred really hate South Park.

To other people, South Park is the height of comedic satire and should never be talked about except in the glowingest of terms.

And to others, South Park is a really funny cartoon with a great message, and it keeps on giving because those people can come on FreeRepublic and find a South Park thread and really, really irritate those who hold symbols sacred and those who hold South Park sacred.

But if we were all a little more considerate of other's sacred symbols (be they cartoons or cartoon depictions of the Virgin Mary or Tom Cruise) then the Muslims wouldn't riot and peace would reign on Earth.

Thanks Big Gay Al! Thanks Chef! And thank you, too, The Family Guy!

35 posted on 04/14/2006 10:20:49 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
I've always considered it inappropriae to tag sarcasm.

LOL! ME TOO!

36 posted on 04/14/2006 10:21:22 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: AntiGovernment

Actually, I think it was the decision of the writers to put in the censorship, just to bait Comedy Channel for not re-airing the scientology episode and the bloody Mary episode.


37 posted on 04/14/2006 10:23:31 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat
Actually, I think it was the decision of the writers to put in the censorship, just to bait Comedy Channel for not re-airing the scientology episode and the bloody Mary episode.

That's what I thought, but there have been a couple of stories posted today that say otherwise, including one with an interview of the producer.

CC really did censor SP.

38 posted on 04/14/2006 10:25:19 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: EveningStar

no more posts on this please.

too many stupid people who just don't understand south park or the sarcasm used by people who post on the south park ping list.

it's killing the threads!


39 posted on 04/14/2006 10:25:57 AM PDT by postaldave (McCain & Bush, you traitorous bastards. your no different then ted kennedy.)
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To: SittinYonder

CC really did censor South Park? Well then hurray for the writers. The two part show was so in your face about it. And the press conference was also very in the face of the idiot media and Bush came off as one of the good guys and the media whores as idiots.


40 posted on 04/14/2006 10:29:41 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Panerai

South Park is vulgar, crude, crass, irreverent and juvenile; but a turd by any name smells...


41 posted on 04/14/2006 10:33:14 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Mercat

They censored out of fear. Check this out:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1615084/posts


42 posted on 04/14/2006 10:33:22 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: SittinYonder

"but what about Scientology? Parker and Stone wouldn't dare try to do a show about the RELIGION OF HOLLYWEIRD!"


If this ISN'T a joke, then I nominate post #2 in this thread as:

MOST CLUELESS POST OF THE DAY!


43 posted on 04/14/2006 10:34:32 AM PDT by Blzbba (Beauty is just a light switch away...)
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To: Panerai
I loved the press conference with the journos having trouble with arcane concepts such as the First Amendment.

It's funny because many journalists act like idiots on those press conferences.

44 posted on 04/14/2006 10:36:26 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: postaldave
no more posts on this please.
too many stupid people who just don't understand south park or the sarcasm used by people who post on the south park ping list.
it's killing the threads!

I don't think it's fair that we can't have any more posts on this. How about everybody just freepmails their posts to you and you can OK them before we post.

You can choose which posts are acceptable and which posts should be censored.

45 posted on 04/14/2006 10:36:57 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Mercat

Here's the chain of events I've put together from various articles/ interviews/ etc. None of this is outlined in all one source and some of it (which I'll try to indicate parenthetically) is my conjecture from these sources:
Matt and Trey had a story that involved an image Mohamed (probably based on the Danish cartoon stuff)
they brought it to CC, CC said they won't show an image of Mohamed
Matt and Trey (changing the plot) come up with a two parter revolving around cartoon's not being allowed to show Mohamed by their network execs
With the extra week to come up to the plate, including a challenge at the end of the 1st part to not "puss out", CC doesn't change their tune and censors the episode


46 posted on 04/14/2006 10:38:33 AM PDT by discostu (raise your glass of beer on high, and seal your fate forever)
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To: Blzbba
If this ISN'T a joke, then I nominate post #2 in this thread as:
MOST CLUELESS POST OF THE DAY!

And if it is, then I nominate post #43 in this thread as:

MOST CLUELESS POST OF THE DAY!

Fair?

47 posted on 04/14/2006 10:38:39 AM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Panerai
William Donohue had his sense of humor removed by a Mohammedan psy-op terrorist.

He never got the episode about bleeding Mary either.

48 posted on 04/14/2006 10:39:49 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: SittinYonder

Not really fair... your particular brand of performance art wouldn't work if people didn't fight you about it.


49 posted on 04/14/2006 10:39:53 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: dead
South Park's past caricatures of Jesus haven't been that negative. In the past they have had him living quietly in South Park sort of ignored by all the pompous self-centerd, fad-obsessed, adult residents. (Pompous self-centered fad-obsessed left-wing adults vs 'rational' libertarian elementary school kids is the whole point of the show!)They did show him as a 'talk show host' on local cable access who wanted to talk about serious subjects instead he had to follow the advice of his 'media adviser' in order to keep his ratings up. I found that episode to be a metaphor for churches that opt for 'entertainment' in their services rather then a real service.
Stone & Parker are the Jonathan Swift's of TV. They are equal opportunity hecklers and are ready to puncture with the glee the pretensions of Hollywierd or anyone else who has publicly demonstrated a sense of obnoxious self-importance. In fact they are probably one of the best weapons we have against the Islamofascists.
50 posted on 04/14/2006 10:41:01 AM PDT by Reily
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