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Wonder Woman’s Costume Is Political Hot Potato

With a massive environmental disaster washing up on their beaches, two on-going wars, a potential double dip Great Recession looming and a new appointee for the Supreme Court being questioned by Congress, Americans are consumed by Wonder Woman’s new costume. The story has cut a swath through the national media since it was broken by […]

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Christians Groups Not Turning Other Cheek On Jesus Cartoon

Christian and conservative leaders have begun a campaign to persuade potential advertisers not to sponsor Comedy Central’s proposed cartoon series starring a modern day Jesus Christ. The project, titled JC, is still only in development but it has drawn media heat from groups like Citizens Against Religious Bigotry and Media Research Center. The president of […]

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Under Pressure, Facebook Bans ‘Draw Mohammad Day’

Under Pressure, Facebook Bans ‘Draw Mohammad Day’

Officials for Facebook have removed the contents of the controversial ‘Everybody Draw Mohammad Day’ page and apologized to Muslims for publishing offensive material.  In return, Pakistan lifted their ban on the social networking site. It was the latest development in the long running conflict between western ideas of freedom of ideas and Islam’s ban on […]

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Columbia’s Super Candidate Defeated!

While last week’s polls indicated that Antanas Mockus, a candidate who dressed up in a superhero costume, might win Columbia’s presidential election, voters failed to materialize for the philosopher mathematician mayor of Bogata. The Financial Times is reporting: Psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains the result. Yes, went the thinking, Mr Mockus might make […]

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Race Controversy Dogs Tintin

Race Controversy Dogs Tintin

With a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg in the works and an important sale of Tintin memorabilia going on in France, a Congolese student in Belgium is suing to ban one of the character’s most famous graphic novels, Tintin In The Congo. REUTERS is reporting: In Brussels, an increasingly heated court case is unfolding, […]

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Indian Muslims Demand Government Ban Facebook Over Mohammad Cartoons

Indian Muslims Demand Government Ban Facebook Over Mohammad Cartoons

The recent “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” was not as successful as promoters had hoped but it has still provoked ire from Indian Muslims.  The event, inspired by a cartoon by American cartoonist Molly Norris, who went on to disavow it, went off to tepid participation on May 20th, promoted by a Facebook social networking page. […]

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Dora The Explorer Fights Arizona’s New Anti-Imigrant Law

Dora The Explorer Fights Arizona’s New Anti-Imigrant Law

A Latino cartoon character, Dora The Explorer, has been recruited by groups fighting Arizona’s controversial new anti-immigrant law.  But Dora’s corporate owner, Nickelodeon, has not authorized her use in the campaign. The Daily Telegraph is reporting: Several websites have narrated Dora’s mock capture by immigration authorities. One picture circulating on Facebook shows an ad for […]

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Toon Wars: Prophet Cartoon Threatens to Derail World Cup

Toon Wars: Prophet Cartoon Threatens to Derail World Cup

Building on the furor over cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammad, the South African Muslim community is protesting against a new cartoon published in a South African weekly newspaper.  With the World Cup soccer matches scheduled to begin in Johannesburg in under three weeks, concerns have been raised about a violent reaction by extremist groups.

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Pulitzer Cartoonists Condemn Threat To ‘South Park’

Seventeen Pulitzer Prize wining cartoonists have signed a letter condemning threats against the creators of ‘South Park’ for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. Saying that “freedom of expression is a universal right” and “we reject any group that seeks to silence people by violence or intimidation,” the letter cites the United States’s […]

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Hamas Escalates Toon War

Since a Dutch newspaper printed irreverent drawings of the Prophet Mohammed cartoons have been front and center in the Middle East conflict. Now Hamas has escalated its toon propaganda war by releasing a sophisticated animated cartoon taunting Israel over captured prisoner Gilad Schalit. Schalit has been held by Hamas for six years. The cartoon depicts […]

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