Thursday, April 13, 2006

Spineless execs, clueless fundamentalists

Comedy Central continues to defend its contradictory policy regarding religious depictions, trotting out the ol' reliable safety canard.

"In light of recent world events, we feel we made the right decision." Its executives would not comment further.

And no surprise that a prominent religious conservative falied to grasp the show's relatively straightforward message.

A frequent "South Park" critic, William Donohue of the anti-defamation group Catholic League, called on Parker and Stone to resign out of principle for being censored.

"The ultimate hypocrite is not Comedy Central -- that's their decision not to show the image of Mohammed or not -- it's (Trey) Parker and (Matt) Stone," he said. "Like little whores, they'll sit there and grab the bucks. They'll sit there and they'll whine and they'll take their shot at Jesus. That's their stock in trade."

It's hard out there for a satirist.

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