Friday, May 7, 2010

Hollywood Bans Muslim Topics?

Hollywood always seems to market itself as edgy or against the grain. It seems to work fine when producing horrid movies against the Iraq War or an entire crapola television show about Jesus. But when it comes to Islam, just mentioning radical Islam, they can't do it. In fact, after the South Park threats and the recent attempted car bombing in Times Square, the topic is off of the table.

But after the failed Times Square terror attack, "The Daily Show" asked Mandvi not to comment further on the matter, according to his spokesman. In fact, reps for the networks and television shows reached for comment on this article, including Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, FOX, NBC, and CBS, either failed to respond or asked to speak on background for fear of retribution.

And it isn't just comedians on fake newscasts who are being muzzled. One writer for a scripted drama fold that in one of his show's final episodes, there had been a minor plot point involving a Muslim extremist. Last week it was removed and the script was rewritten, he said.

So about that bold stand that Jon Stewart made? So bold that he cannot even mention Islamic extremism, much less criticize it. It's okay to make fun of Buddha or Jesus or George Bush but jihad forbid you criticize Hamas. Comedy Central sucks, let me just remind you of that.

1 comment:

Hessian said...

I recall how Comedians in Berlin and other German cities were "funny" until they started going after the Nazi party in 1932. Then,...their lives were at stake and it became officially verbotten to snicker about the reich. I guess we don't even need the Brownshirts here. The Media are glad to play the role.