Little Green Footballs

Monday, February 06, 2006

Charles and the cartoon hypocrisy

The Blogging Metrosexual makes a fantastic point with regards Chuckles the Clown and his flip-flopping over freedom of speech...

You can't claim Muslims are acting irrationally by being upset that someone had the audacity to do something that truly offended them, for the sake of being offensive in some of the cartoons, while bitching and moaning to the Washington Post and calling for the firing of Tom Toles for printing a cartoon that offended him and some of the JCoS (Joint Chiefs of Staff). It's not the offensiveness of the cartoons, it's the hypocrisy.

2 comments:

michigan13 said...

You can't claim Muslims are acting irrationally

Yes you can.

Maybe it's just me, but it certainly seems that calling for boycotts, demanding firings, and generally being a pain in the ass are all perfectly acceptable and much different from burning things down and calling for bloody retribution.

I don't think it's all that complicated a distinction to make.

jf said...

Well duh michigan13,

If you pick out that line then obviously....

...but the sentence is actually longer isn't it!

You can't claim Muslims are acting irrationally by being upset that someone had the audacity to do something that truly offended them, for the sake of being offensive in some of the cartoons, while bitching and moaning to the Washington Post and calling for the firing of Tom Toles for printing a cartoon that offended him and some of the JCoS (Joint Chiefs of Staff).

You see the point the blogger was trying to make? Don't claim Muslims are reacting irrationally while you acting irrationally yourself (and being blind to it).

jf (the non-Metrosexual)