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The Pen Is Mightier Than A Bunch Of Nutcases

Right Wingers who applaud the Muhammad cartoons as valuable free speech spent the day smearing Tom Toles for his, with segments on O'Reilly, Hannity, and Scarborough dedicated to it. Meanwhile, in the blogosphere right wingers post the Muhammad comics to make some sort of defiant statement against muslims, whom they hate, and masquerade it as standing up for freedom.

If only they had an inkling of what free speech is. Like the Muslims who want to attack an entire nation over some comics, they are the enemy of free speech and seek to squash out any dissent. Such is the case with the Tom Toles cartoon.

Clay Bennett, President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, said:
"It appears they [the Joint Chiefs] interpret cartoons as accurately as they do pre-war intelligence," Bennett said. The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for The Christian Science Monitor added: "It was a tough cartoon on [Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld, but he certainly deserves tough cartoons."

Ted Rall, Cagle, and Shannon Wheeler all chime in on the Muhammad controversy.
02.03.2006 |