Since when did the argument, "This should be banned because it's offensive and hurts our feelings!" start earning a place in any kind of rational discourse? Is sensitivity a prerequisite for freedom of expression?
Cantor asks "what type of system" would allow the construction of an Islamic community center in the vicinity of Ground Zero, but then answers his own question: a system "built on the rights of free expression" and "the rights to practice your faith."
His new dark comedy, The Beaver, could be hilarious and possibly marketable if approached properly. Gibson plays a man who decides to communicate only through a beaver puppet. No joke.
General Stanley McChrystal's special ops mentality, which can tolerate loose structure within a fighting "band of brothers," got a big jerk on the chain from the real top dog today.
I love Tina Fey, but there was something a bit Obama-getting-the-Nobel-Priz-ish about the news that she'll receive the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for Humor...
Back in 2005, Chris Lee, a student at Washington State University, set out to make a comedy musical that, in the tradition of South Park, offended as ...
The right of free speech doesn't absolve people from being assholes. And with Draw Muhammad Day, the participating artists are proving themselves to be just that.
If you can't take the heat, stop ascribing to ridiculous, genocide-friendly texts that you only believe in anyway because you were born to them.
Entities like Comedy Central may cave in under threats of violence, but in Western thinking, such threats splash back on the faces of those who speak them, and bring disrepute to their cause.
The main reason for the deterioration of modern faith is not its sins of commission, but its sins of omission. People can forgive scandal in religion so long as, the rest of the time, religion guides and inspires them.
My viral video of the week honor goes to the hilarious fake Seinfeld trailer for "George," a tear-jerker version of the Susan's death story set to the score of The Shawshank Redemption.
Setting: A community town hall meeting for the citizens of EAST PARK, a neighbor of SOUTH PARK, to discuss Comedy Central's recent censorship of a harmless cartoon portraying Prophet Mohammed.
When precisely nothing is on the line, we're all for freedom of speech. But when someone makes a threat against two guys who make cartoons for a living, well, stop the presses!
I love that Matt and Trey do not care who they offend in the pursuit of amusing themselves and a watching world. I support them with all my heart & soul right until the point where it puts me in any actual danger.
It is worth pointing out that Christianity has a long history of violence against visual depictions of Jesus, the saints, and God.
I do fear these Muslim fundamentalists are going about this all wrong. They're crapping on the wrong TV show.