Friday, January 16, 2015

A certain degree of cowardice

On Monday, Charlie Hebdo revealed the cover of the first issue to be published after Islamic extremists terrorists assassinated eight members of the satire magazine's staff. 

On the cover of this post-murdering attack issue, the prophet Mohammed sheds a tear while holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign, under the words “Tout Est PardonnĂ©” (“All Is Forgiven”).

CNN says that it  won't show the cover due to “potentially offensive images of the prophet.”
“CNN will not show you the new cover, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, because it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet”
NBC and MSNBC also refused to show the cover; most other national TV stations didn't lack the backbone.

CNN's claim, is (of course) full of bullshit, since they had no issue (no pun intended), as recently as 2014 in publishing Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," which is certainly an offensive image to some Christians, none of which, as far as I know, has retaliated to CNN in any terroristic manner.  Furthermore, Muslims also consider Christ a Prophet!

The power of art reveals the double standards of these cojonesless news organizations... uh?