Tuesday, September 19, 2006

day of silence from the media

It might be a bit much to ask, but I am going to ask it anyway. 
How about we ask the media to ignore the "planned outrage" of the Muslims this Friday.  I don't ask them to do it for the Catholics, nor for Western idealism.  Just do it because planning to be outraged really isn't news.  It is more along the lines of play the patsy.  So far the media has eaten it up, and why not?  It sells papers.
But what about freedom of speech?  What about the freedom of the press?  Pope Benedict's words are not worth bloodshed.  They aren't even worth pretend outrage.  And the press should be free to report news, not to be played as a political tool.
But if they really must play some footage, just rewind to the cartoon reaction remind everyone how silly that reaction was.  How utterly silly they look holding pre-printed ENGLISH signs for the western media.
Don't know if it will work, but it is worth asking.

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