Not the kind of yellow usually associated with journalism

Well, our paper of record has decided that our local Christians are sufficiently thick-skinned to see one of their deceased whackos get some ribbing but that our local Muslims aren’t. You can see the pulled cartoon on Salon, where the management is apparently a little less chickenshit.

I look forward to the next time WaPo gets indignant over some lack of free speech or protection of reporters and their sources so we can remind them that “use it or lose it” is advice that covers a lot of ground.

The pulled cartoon is here. The one WaPo felt was okay is here. (You may be asked to view an ad before seeing the comic) Remember: mocking the dead is okay. Mocking live abstract radicals is not.

Update: I forgot to add – you can’t see the Opus that WaPo actually ran on Sunday since the radical Islamist one is what’s on their website. However they decided to forgo the comic with a subtle joke about celibacy (“anything else I won’t be getting?” “God willing”) to re-run an old one that makes repeated mention of marital infidelity. If anyone has a link to the comic that did run please post it in the comics comments, I think it’s illustrative of how whack this decision is.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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