Now Playing: "Walk on By" by Dionne Warwick
Via Professor Reynolds (natch), have a look at this report from "The Politicker" at the New York Observer:
The editorial staff of the alternative weekly New York Press walked out today, en masse, after the paper's publishers backed down from printing the Danish cartoons that have become the center of a global free-speech fight.Read the explanation from former Editor-in-Chief Harry Siegel. It would be, as Jeff Goldstein might say, all about the hypocrisy.
And let me just add something which has apparently been scared out of just about everybody (and, no, I'm not saying that what I am about to say is shit): our society is filled with enough super-talented refugees from organized religion to come up with vastly more offensive anti-Muslim cartoonery than what those Danes managed. Do you doubt that? America has vulgarity to burn. And even though I am not an especially gifted artist, I could draw ---if I wanted to--- the most offensive fucking cartoons about Mohammed that any of you wankers have ever seen. Stuff that would appall Larry Flynt on ecstasy.
So why don't I?
Because that's not my line.
I have others. And I don't hide them.