Currently generating a new wish list, since all my wishes were granted over the Holidays.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Maybe some of the "Supposed Liberal Media" could learn from South Park

I definitely think some of our "Supposed Liberal Media" could learn a lesson from Comedy Central and the creators of South Park on how to not back down from the Religious Extremists, who though in the minority can raise quite a fuss.

A recent episode of South Park, called "Bloody Mary", caused quite a stir among some religious groups. The controversial part of the episode was the Virgin Mary Statue that was bleeding from it's nether regions.

According to the NY Post, conservative groups had claimed victory, saying that they had gotten the episode shelved since it did not appear on the end of year season marathon. A statement issued by Comedy Central and the creators of South Park stated that this was not the case and they were just being sensitive during the holidays, a nice gesture that probably won't be repeated because of the crazies who yelled and screamed about the episode.

Here is the statement that the press could learn from:

"As satirists, we believe that it is our First Amendment right to poke fun at any and all people, groups, organizations and religions and we will continue to defend that right," the letter stated. "Our goal is to make people laugh, and perhaps if we're lucky, even make them think in the process."

If you are a member of the press, subsitute "as a member of the press" for "satiriststs", "report on" for "poke fun at any and all". amd finally for the last statement substitute,"Our goal is to report the truth to people, and perhaps if we are lucky, open their eyes in the process."

And you probably thought South Park was just fart and poop jokes.

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