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Monday, February 13, 2006

I'm sorry, but I don't see the connection

Fox News is reporting the reactions to a cartoon drawn by Tom Toles and the cartoons of Muhammed that appeared in the Denmark papers and making these reactions essentially the same - they clearly are not.

But reactions in the last month, both to a cartoon by The Washington Post's Tom Toles and through a violent global response to 12 depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, appear to have raised the stakes for those making their paychecks on the drawing board.

Yes, raised the stakes, let's see how this works -Cartoonists in Denmark publish cartoons and

Riots erupted in at least a dozen countries and have lasted for two weeks. U.S. officials said they believed extremists, including the governments of Iran and Syria, helped fan the flames of discontent.

A Catholic Priest in Turkey was murdered, death threats have been issued against the cartoonists and for most of the people in Europe.

Tom Toles publishes a cartoon in The Washington Post and this is the response -

The Joint Chief of Staffs showed their outrage by - I can barely believe it - they wrote a letter.

Yes, a real show of equivalence.


Anonymous shana sfo said...

How long do you think it will take for our completely fair and unbiased media to link the Toles cartoon and the vice president's unfortunate hunting accident...can you see the headlines now?

"CHENEY ON VIOLENT RAMPAGE -unnamed sources claim sparked by political cartoon"

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