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October 16, 2007

CNN on Marked-For-Death Swedish Cartoonist: The Bitch Has It Comin'

Nuance.

Even Allah himself isn't persuaded:

What makes this doubly unbearable is the media’s endless preening self-congratulation about how indispensable they are as a check on power. Vilks is literally facing death over a piece of art, a sentence that would rightly kick up an international storm if it was the Swedish government or a Christian group that was trying to carry it out. Because the Perpetually Aggrieved don’t fit the narrative mold of what constitutes the kind of Power to which Truth should be spoken, though, CNN slides effortlessly into apologizing for violent cretinism.

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