Cowards at Yale

When they had to choose between respecting sharia law…

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.. and respect for basic human rights and freedom of speech..

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…Yale Press chose to respect the hand-choppers. Gawker and Hot Air report on Yale’s disgrace.

The New York Times also attempts to report on the controversy without showing the cartoons, of course. In 2006, the New York Times, like most US media outlets, justified their refusal to respect freedom of expression and basic human rights with this statement

The New York Times and much of the rest of the nation’s news media have reported on the cartoons but refrained from showing them. That seems a reasonable choice for news organizations that usually refrain from gratuitous assaults on religious symbols, especially since the cartoons are so easy to describe in words.

Both the New York Times and Yale note that the cartoons “can easily be found on the internet.” Well, if people can find all the news that “reasonable” media outlets are too scared to print on the net, it’s no surprise that no one buys newspapers anymore.

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About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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One Response to Cowards at Yale

  1. SteveSadlov says:

    I guess they chop off feet for what? … “disgracing” someone by showing them the sole of your foot?

    Foot and hand chopping rock and moon worshippers.

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