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South Park: The most dangerous show on television?

Posted By admin On May 3, 2010 @ 9:26 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

James Delingpole
London Telegraph [1]
May 3, 2010

Indiscriminate in the targets it so brilliantly satirises, ‘South Park’ might have incited its most extreme response yet.

South Park – We’d stand beside you if we weren’t so scared.” Bart Simpson’s words – scrawled on the blackboard in the opening credits of last Sunday’s The Simpsons – are looking mightily prophetic in the light of yesterday’s huge, failed car bomb in Times Square [2].

Although details remain unclear, one possibility being investigated by police is that the bomb was placed near the New York headquarters of South Park‘s owners, Viacom, by angry Islamists in revenge for the cartoon series’ irreverent treatment of their prophet Mohammed.

Earlier this year, South Park‘s co-creator Matt Stone defended the controversial episode as being a vital bastion in the battle for free speech: “Cartoonists, people who do satire – we’re not in the army, we’re never going to be f—ing drafted and this is our time to do the right thing.”

Now, by the looks of it, Stone may have got just the fight he wanted. And there will no doubt be many who are wondering: couldn’t this irresponsible, potty-mouthed troublemaker have been a bit more careful about the things he wished for?

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/7671750/South-Park-The-most-dangerous-show-on-television.html

[2] failed car bomb in Times Square: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7668606/Times-Square-car-bomb-police-investigate-South-Park-link.html

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[4] Media Speculates Car Bomb Was Reprisal For South Park Controversy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-speculates-car-bomb-was-reprisal-for-south-park-controversy.html

[5] South Park censored after threat of fatwa over Muhammad episode: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-park-censored-after-threat-of-fatwa-over-muhammad-episode.html

[6] South Park Takes on The TSA In Season Premiere: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-park-takes-on-the-tsa-in-season-premiere.html

[7] Islamic group that warned creators of ‘South Park’ denies involvement in Times Square bomb plot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/islamic-group-that-warned-creators-of-south-park-denies-involvement-in-times-square-bomb-plot.html

[8] South Park Covers The Economic Crisis: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-park-covers-the-economic-crisis.html

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