Take Your Shots at Jesus!
'South Park' Creators Skewer Own NetworkThis story is weird enough, simply because it's Parker and Stone.
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer 4 minutes ago
NEW YORK - Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the creators of "South Park" skewered their own network for hypocrisy in the cartoon's most recent episode.
The comedy — in an episode aired during Holy Week for Christians — instead featured an image of Jesus Christ defecating on
President Bush and the American flag.
But then some nutter from an anti-defamation group gets to chime in on the story, as if he actually knows the definition of hypocrite.
The (fictional) executive decides to strike a blow for free speech and agrees to show it. But at the point where Muhammad is to be seen, the screen is filled with the message: "Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Muhammad on their network."Dude may indeed have a right to thoroughly dislike the show, but hypocricy for these two guys is nearly impossible to achieve; they make fun of everything. Personally, I imagine he just likes to call people whores.
It is followed shortly by the images of Christ, Bush and the flag.
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 Muhammad or not — it's Parker and 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."
His not being able to discern a hypocrite from a mad hatter must also be why he loves O'Reilly so well.
Things got even uglier during a segment on MSNBC Dec. 8, when William Donahue of the arch-conservative Catholic League insisted, "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, OK? Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes."
Not that there's anything wrong with that either . . .