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    Jul 24, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    Check out this supposedly funny cartoon published in one of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/07/22/2011-07-22_rupert_murdochs_times_of_london_publishes_cartoon_of_starving_somali_children_mo.html

    How low can you go?
  • Wallar

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    Jul 24, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    The UN just declared a famine in Somalia and most people haven't heard anything about it because of this phone hacking scandal. This is what the cartoon is pointing out, or had you not heard of the famine?
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    Jul 24, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Wallar saidThe UN just declared a famine in Somalia and most people haven't heard anything about it because of this phone hacking scandal. This is what the cartoon is pointing out, or had you not heard of the famine?


    Um, editorializing the journalistic scrutiny News Corp is under by appearing to distract with the famine theme is...um, the point.

    But that's ok. I hadn't heard about the famine until now.
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    Jul 24, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidCheck out this supposedly funny cartoon published in one of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/07/22/2011-07-22_rupert_murdochs_times_of_london_publishes_cartoon_of_starving_somali_children_mo.html

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    I'm sure Rupert and his organization will continue to set the standard.

    Unfortunately, that standard will continue to be lower.
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    Jul 24, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Wallar saidThe UN just declared a famine in Somalia and most people haven't heard anything about it because of this phone hacking scandal. This is what the cartoon is pointing out, or had you not heard of the famine?





    Nice try.
    This was at best in poor taste, at worst an attempt to whine and complain about all the media attention the Murdoch scandal has rightly attracted.

    And - FYI - yes, I have heard of the famine.

    The idea that only one story can or should be covered at a time is utterly bogus.
    The idea that we can only stay up to date on one story at a time is equally bogus.
  • Wallar

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    Jul 24, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    You're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 25, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    Wallar saidYou're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.


    Wow -- I'm impressed!!! You read RickRick like a book icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    Funny that he looks like the characters he created. ha! OK..It's bout time he go sit his old Sharpe looking ass down.
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Wallar saidYou're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.


    Wow -- I'm impressed!!! You read RickRick like a book icon_lol.gif


    Yup, the parallels in thought processes and rationality of thinking between extreme Islamists and extreme liberals can seem quite remarkably similar.
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    That said, there is not justifying the Murdoch scandal.
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:51 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidCheck out this supposedly funny cartoon published in one of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/07/22/2011-07-22_rupert_murdochs_times_of_london_publishes_cartoon_of_starving_somali_children_mo.html

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    Its British sarcasm.... they are pointing out that completely filing up the news with the Murdoch story while kids are starving is just flagrantly scandalous...
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    Wallar saidThe UN just declared a famine in Somalia and most people haven't heard anything about it because of this phone hacking scandal. This is what the cartoon is pointing out, or had you not heard of the famine?





    Nice try.
    This was at best in poor taste, at worst an attempt to whine and complain about all the media attention the Murdoch scandal has rightly attracted.

    And - FYI - yes, I have heard of the famine.

    The idea that only one story can or should be covered at a time is utterly bogus.
    The idea that we can only stay up to date on one story at a time is equally bogus.


    Uhm well actually, it was very effective... it totally understates the horror of the children's situation and thus, making their plight in the world seem all the more poignant, and the press' handling of the two stories nothing short of criminal!

    Thanks for posting, i am totally letting it go viral on FB icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    Wallar saidYou're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.


    +1000
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Wallar saidYou're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.


    Wow -- I'm impressed!!! You read RickRick like a book icon_lol.gif


    Yup, the parallels in thought processes and rationality of thinking between extreme Islamists and extreme liberals can seem quite remarkably similar.
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    There is very little that divides the radical left, and extreme right; little indeed.

    In fact Hitler went so fare right he turned left, and ran into Starlin.
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    Jul 25, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    I think it's tasteless, but nothing to get het up about. British sensibilities are different to those of America.
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    Jul 25, 2011 1:30 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidI think it's tasteless, but nothing to get het up about. British sensibilities are different to those of America.



    I would agree. I find it offensive, but we've seen and heard worse. The source doesn't surprise me in the least.
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    Wallar saidYou're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.





    TOTAL BS.
    What an absurd extremist right-winger you are!

    FYI - the Muslims who've seen "Muhammed in a comic" have called out for the EXECUTION of the people who made and published the cartoon.
    When did I do that?

    LOL!
    Your radical and extreme reaction to my disgust with this cartoon (and to me exercising my freedom of speech) - highlights the kind of extreme rhetoric that we hear from the right.

    I didn't even call for the censorship of the add - let alone for the execution of the people responsible for creating and publishing it!
    FYI - I support freedom of speech and oppose censorship 100%.

    You Repubs will stoop very low and debase yourselves and go to great extemes to defend a fellow right-winger like Murdoch!
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Wallar saidYou're acting like a muslim who's seen Mohammed in a comic.


    Wow -- I'm impressed!!! You read RickRick like a book icon_lol.gif


    Yup, the parallels in thought processes and rationality of thinking between extreme Islamists and extreme liberals can seem quite remarkably similar.
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    You're continuing to sink down to level of Southbeach, Curious and Socal.

    You've become just another predictable irrational kneejerk defender of the Republican party - and spreader of right-wing BS.
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Nah. In many respects I dislike the national GOP.

    But I dislike a lot that the DP has to offer as well.

    And I am not defending News Corporation or its actions.

    I just think that the over-reaction and shrillness of some folks on the far left tends to mirror that of the Islamist extremists, perhaps not to the same extreme (i.e. laying out fatwas of death, vs. BAWWING and getting too emotionally invested in some silly cartoon).

    And somewhere out there in the hill country, there are ultra-right wingers who are just as in earnest about their stupid ideas.

    The similarity being the knee-jerk way folks on the extremes tend to react to stupid but somehow LULZ-worthy events like this.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    Wallar saidThe UN just declared a famine in Somalia and most people haven't heard anything about it because of this phone hacking scandal. This is what the cartoon is pointing out, or had you not heard of the famine?


    Does this mean that the warlords who controlled the food supply and used it as a weapon against Somalis for the last 20+ years are now out of food for themselves and therefore losing their grip on their evil power?

    BTW, that cartoon is one of the worst ever. The fact that food shortages because of the warlords over the last 20+ years makes this cartoon a shameful mockery of the truth and reality.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidNah. In many respects I dislike the national GOP.

    But I dislike a lot that the DP has to offer as well.

    And I am not defending News Corporation or its actions.

    I just think that the over-reaction and shrillness of some folks on the far left tends to mirror that of the Islamist extremists, perhaps not to the same extreme (i.e. laying out fatwas of death, vs. BAWWING and getting too emotionally invested in some silly cartoon).

    And somewhere out there in the hill country, there are ultra-right wingers who are just as in earnest about their stupid ideas.

    The similarity being the knee-jerk way folks on the extremes tend to react to stupid but somehow LULZ-worthy events like this.





    If the cartoon had been even a little bit funny, you might have had a point.
    It isn't.
    There are no "LULZ" in this.
    But, nice try.

    The problem we're facing today with political extremism is on the right.
    We currently have the extreme right-wingers in the House blocking any deal on the debt ceiling because of their extreme ideology.

    And FYI - your veer to the far right is obvious to everyone.
    The fact that you try to equate Muslim extremist terrorists with the far left illustrates clearly how extreme your views are.

    As radical as the far right Repubs in Congress are, I would NEVER go to the extreme of trying to equate them with terrorists - Muslim or otherwise.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    I saw very little potential for LULZ in that comic, and you most certainly do not, Rick.

    But somewhere, somewhere on our wee little Earth, there are more than an handful of people who as we speak, are deriving LULZ from the stupid cartoon.

    And of course, I'll confess that I'm having indirect LULZ from trolling you a bit on it. ;)

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    Aaaaaand, while I do not recall specific instances of you doing so, a good many of your ideological allies on the left would not hesitate a millimeter at decrying the likes of Bachmann and Santorum as "Christianist Extremists".

    Personally, I think they are socially maladjusted douchnozzles, but yeah - some folks here would very easily see them in the same boat as the Ayatoolahs and the whackjob imams in London who parade about with those signs calling for the decapitation of infidels.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I prefer this one.

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 25, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidI prefer this one.

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    Oh snap! Is that his arrested editor he's casting aside?
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidI saw very little potential for LULZ in that comic, and you most certainly do not, Rick.

    But somewhere, somewhere on our wee little Earth, there are more than an handful of people who as we speak, are deriving LULZ from the stupid cartoon.

    And of course, I'll confess that I'm having indirect LULZ from trolling you a bit on it. ;)

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    Aaaaaand, while I do not recall specific instances of you doing so, a good many of your ideological allies on the left would not hesitate a millimeter at decrying the likes of Bachmann and Santorum as "Christianist Extremists".

    Personally, I think they are socially maladjusted douchnozzles, but yeah - some folks here would very easily see them in the same boat as the Ayatoolahs and the whackjob imams in London who parade about with those signs calling for the decapitation of infidels.





    Bachmann and Santorum ARE "Christian extremists".
    It's perfectly fair to describe them as such.
    You're free to disagree.

    But there's a difference between calling someone a Christian extremist, and equating someone with Muslim extremist terrorists.

    I posted my opinion that this cartoon is "at best in poor taste".
    For some right-winger like Wallar to allege that that's somehow equal to the behavior of the Muslim extremist terrorists who threatened to behead the cartoonists who used Mohammed in their cartoons - is OBVIOUSLY unfair and GROSSLY extreme.

    LOL!
    And for you and curious to chime in and agree with Wallar, just makes all three of you look extremely EXTREME.