Thursday, June 24, 2004

In the Pale Moonlight

What exactly is so "offensive" about this? (Second item.) As I understand it, the five daily prayers Muslims perform do in fact mention Allah quite a bit. And, goodness knows, we've never seen any political figures defaced with cartoon devil horns and a beard before. Nope, never. Who would do such a dastardly thing? Who would intimate that sort of pure, unmitigated evil? Who would make light of such wickedness? This is manufactured offense, faux-outrage on the reporter's part, and in any event it would annoy me. But to equate campaign staffers harmlessly (if childishly) blowing off steam by graffitotagging newspaper photos of the opposition, in private, with vandals spray-painting swastikas on a synagogue? That's just disgusting.

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