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January 14, 2015

Just the Tip: Craven AP Pretends to Show Charlie Hebdo Cover, But Actually Crops It In Every Picture

There is routine cowardice, and then there is down-on-your-knees-I'll-suck-your-dick cravenness.

AllahPundit notes that the New York Times carefully and weakly disagrees with ball-fondling coward Dean Baquet over his craven decision to effectively name Islam as the state religion of the United States.

Here’s my take: The new cover image of Charlie Hebdo is an important part of a story that has gripped the world’s attention over the past week.

The cartoon itself, while it may disturb the sensibilities of a small percentage of Times readers, is neither shocking nor gratuitously offensive. And it has, undoubtedly, significant news value.

With Charlie Hebdo’s expanded press run of millions of copies for this post-attack edition, and a great deal of global coverage, the image is being seen, judged and commented on all over the world. Times readers should not have had to go elsewhere to find it.

Wow, this episode is really teaching us who fears whom, who's in control, in all sorts of different ways. The ombudsman here is plainly unwilling to do more than whisper a slightly critical nothing into Dean Baquet's ear. She is called upon to state the obvious forthrightly; instead, she mumbles it.

The Daily Beast translates some of issue.

A couple of cartoons suggest that the terrorists may not be getting the virgins they were expecting.

The second cartoon here:

Terrorist: "Bah, they are where, the 70 virgins?!"

Reply: "With Team Charlie Hebdo, dirtbags!"

An older drawing by "Tignous," now murdered, also makes the same sort of joke. His cartoon warns: "It is forbidden to touch the Charlie Hebdo boys, else they wind up passing for martyrs and then, once in heaven, these bastards are going to screw all of our virgins."

Compare that with AP's and the NYT's cowardice. They won't even show a non-objectionable cartoon of a man in a hat.

Meanwhile, Russell Brand, who appears to be brain damaged from drug use, says that FoxNews' Judge Pirro did every bit as much damage as the Charlie Hebdo murderers by making a point he stupidly didn't like.

From the Independent:

Russell Brand broadcast a takedown of Fox News broadcaster "Judge Jeanine", saying that she is promoting "the same energy” and is "equally damaging" as the Paris murderers.

In response to a ferocious attack on Muslim extremists, in which "Judge Jeanine", a newsreader on Fox News, urged the United States to "bomb them, bomb them, and bomb them again", Brand said: "It's the same energy… it's the same energy of the murders. Judgement, hate, certainty in your own position, condemnation, the language of war."

Brand's takedown of the newsreader, real name Jeanine Pirro, was broadcast on YouTube channel The Trews, and he called on "humankind" to "stop fortifying the boundaries and borders between us".

Then he got weirdly racial.

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