Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Big, bad South Park

So the vaunted Muhammad South Park was a major letdown. No, they didn't show a picture of the prophet. No it wasn't particularly funny. No, I don't know what the point was supposed to be. Comedy Central is getting some well-deserved heat for censoring the image, but Trey Parker and Matt Stone gave us a great set up in the first episode and then a lame punchline in the second part.

2 Comments:

At 11:10 PM, April 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I can help you. The point was that the Western media pulls punches when it comes to Islam because it is afraid of physical violence. South Park also makes fun of cripples, Jews, the mentally handicapped, African Americans, Christians, Republicans, Hindus and just about anyone else who's every been downtrodden or done the treading down. Comedy Central and other media outlets have no mercy for them. Instead, they reserve all their sensitivity for the one group willing to suicide bomb you over an insult.

In English, we have a word for someone who acs like that. We call them a "pussy." The media are a bunch of pussies who love to bitch nonstop about how this country is run by fascist reactionaries who are about to tap your wires and round you up for dissenting -- and they want you to know how brave they are for being willing to speak up despite the Gestapo-like evil of the Bush White House. Yet, when confronted by a group of people who say, "if you show that cartoon we will kill you," all their bravery suddenly evaporates. Makes you wonder if perhaps the reason Clooney et al are so "brave" in their comments about the fascist right is precisely because they know the right won't behave like fascists.

What a bunch of pussies.

 
At 8:15 AM, April 13, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

Somebody's off their meds this morning. I'll put this as simply as I can: First part of that two-parter? Brilliant. Second part? Totally lame.

 

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