Thursday, April 22, 2010

Radical Islamists Get South Park Censored

South Park.  They offend everyone, no exceptions.

Finally they get censored.
In its run of 200 shows, the irreverent animated program “South Park” has mercilessly satirized Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology, the blind and disabled, gay people, Hollywood celebrities and politicians of all persuasions, weathering repeated protests and threats of boycotts. But this week, after an ominous warning from a radical Muslim website, the network that airs the program bleeped out all references to the Prophet Muhammad in the second part of a two-episode storyline that featured the holy figure dressed up like a bear.

In episode 201, which aired Wednesday night, Comedy Central covered the character with a block that said “censored" and bleeped out audio apparently referring Muhammad.

I guess they didn't want to get what Theo Van Gogh got.
The network may have felt it had no choice after, the website of a fringe group, delivered a grim warning about the previous week’s episode, which seemed to depict Muhammad dressed as a bear. “We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably windup like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show," the posting said.

A photo of Van Gogh’s body lying in the street was included with the posting. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”

...And the Obamacrats and the Big Media have been telling us that Mainstream Americana (the Tea Party) is the scary, violent, threatening group?  Well, if that were the case, they wouldn't be going around calling the Tea Party folks nasty stuff, would they?  Hmm?

Now we also know why the Obamacrats banned the use of the words "Islamic terrorism" in the government.

How about the Obamacrats going after ""?  Nah.  Not a chance.


Canuckguy said...

The so-called self censorship of South Park can be taken as a mocking of the Muslim threats. I see it also mocking those who actually self censored themselves during the Danish cartoon issue.

Canadian Sentinel said...

I'd note that it wasn't the artists' idea, and that the censorship was imposed without consulting them.