PeterBoston, said... The cartoons are themselves a legitimate news story. For the free press folks who yell and scream that the "public has a right to know" the locations of CIA interrogation centers but does not have the right to see (and form their own opinion about) the cartoons that are being used as a justification for murder and mayhem - a pox on their hypocritical selves. 10:27 AM Belmont Club
They should publish them. They published the AbuGhraib pics time and again.Too bad Aljazeera is not so sensitive.
THE JEWISH STREET EXPLODES [Jonah Goldberg]April 1, 2006. New York -- In response to a series of offensive cartoons published in an Iranian newspaper and subsequently printed in every newspaper around the globe, including many which had refused to publish the now-forgotten "anti-Muslim" cartoons last winter, the "Jewish street" erupted. At Brandeis University, a course on Lesbian motifs in Yiddish literature was briefly interrupted as students asked their professor what he thought about the controversy. In Washington D.C. a flurry of letters to the editor and press releases poured out of Jewish organizations. In New York, Commentary magazine -- a leading organ of the "neoconservative" Jewish Right -- announced it would run three articles on Iran in its next issue as well as an extensive letters section. "This is outrageous but expected," thundered a furious Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League on a longer-than-normal appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews."Elsewhere Jewish tempers weren't running so hot. At Artie's Delicatessen on the Upper West Side of New York, Josh Greenberg ate a pastrami sandwich with a friend, Abe Kolman, hoping to avoid all the furor in the Jewish street. "Zabar's is a mad house today," Greenberg observed. When asked about the Iranian newspaper controversy, Greenberg said "What are you going to do?" Kolman, an orthodontist, added "I'd stop eating Iranian pistachios, I guess."The White House continued to plead with Jews across America to stay calm.
Th picture were printed in the Egyptian press five months ago.It would seem both the outrage and the sensitivity of the MSM is manufactured.
Th picture were printed in the Egyptian press five months ago.It would seem both the outrage and the sensitivity of the MSM is manufactured.Further indication that the mullahs are testing the West. This is a probe of defenses, a how will they react? sort of thing. The mullahs say, "Jump!", CNN asks, "How high?"
Barry,Absolutely. How many "autos da fe" does it take to cower the French? How do Danes and Norwegians react to having consuls burned? What do the Brits do when we bomb their subways? What will the Israelis give us next?The Arabs have time honored traditions of dealing with bandits who can't back up their threats. We should study the traditional customs of our foes a bit more carefully with an eye toward dealing with them in a manner which will draw, if not their admiration, at least their very close attention.
Barry,I think the full text of CNN's response was, "How high, how long should my hang time be, and where should I land, Sir!"
It is not too much to say that it is the politically correct oversensitivity of the liberal left,the exemplar of which is the MSM,that has landed us in the morass that we now find ourselves in.The long cultural cringe,the fear of offending the sensitivities of others,has left a large segment of western society ill fitted to respond to the perennial threat to our civilisation,in 1898,our forebears knew exactly what was required,in 2006 our elites are busy having anxiety attacks and taking therapy.
You know though, I think this has served another purpose...it is actually dawning on some thick headed people out there that the Arab street is in a perpetual state of eruption. They are pissed all the time, kissing up does not help.
Ah Terrye--you have the remarkable ability to cut thru BS
Terrye,This is a bigger problem,because the old Marxist left has mutated.If the jihad helps to bring down capitalism,the left will go along.
A modified Terrye-ism: all pissed all the time. As Peter pointed out, how does that fundamentally differ from the Left (BTW, Peter, I disagree that this is a new developement for the Left - they've always been all pissed, all the time. What is happening now is that they see that the "Arab" or "Islamic" Street is even better at it than they are. They are in aweful admiration).
Knucklehead,I didn't say the left are no longer pissed,the are simply conducting the conflict by other means,it is those other means that have brought us to this pass.
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