"South Park" airs censored episode after muslim death threat

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    Now, me? I LOATHE South Park.

    I only saw one episode of South Park I ever considered funny and that was the one about all the kids thinking one of them did 9/11 and it ends up him running into George Bush and all this. It was hilarious.

    The rest! I don't like South Park. And Please, I don't want to turn this into a South Park fans vs. those that don't like South Park. That's not the issue. If you like South Park fine. If you don't, even more fine (just kidding ;) )

    Here's what I think is the issue:

    Two things. I find it interesting South Park had no problem bashing Christianity all it wanted, and every one thinks that's soooooooooo cutting edge. But South Park turns on Islam???? And they run turn tail coward the minute they get one threat?

    South Park?????? South Park turns yellow in the face of REAL controversy??

    So the bad mouth boys turn out to be cowards? This just doubles my disgust for South Park.

    The second issue is free speech. Every person who believes in free speech should be angry at this. This isn't muslims simply writing in to protest something they think is blaspemous, this was a not too subtle death threat.

    Is this the United States of America were we are free to say and do what we want, or is this an Islamic state that must buckle under to the whim of every cleric who says "you can do that."

    Southpark you turned out to be nothing but Southpunk. If you believe in free speech man up.
     
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    It's not Mat and Trey who are punking out, its the network. They tried to show Mohammed last time and the network canned the part of the episode. This time they did a workaround by mentioning him, but hiding him in a bear suit.

    Still pissing off the extremists.
     
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    South Park attacks all religions....and atheists too
     
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    Comedy Central (i.e. Viacom) pussed out. Not the creators of South Park.


    Just like Fox pussed out with the Muhammed Family Guy episode.
     
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    yeah the go God go episodes really werent to kind to atheists.

    "its not enough to be right, you have to be a dick to everyone that doesnt believe you"
     
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    Good point. It probably is Comedy Central. I hadn't thought of that.

    But can Comedy Central replace the image of Muhammed with Santa Claus or does Matt and Trey have to that?

    That's what led me to believe it was South Park personally folding under the threat.
     
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    actually, they did the pretend censored episode to make fun of the nutters... if the O/P actually knew what she was talking about, she'd have known that.
     
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    I have a feeling they knew it would never get past the censors, so they self censored as to keep control of the content. So it was punking out, but punking out on thier own terms. AND they get a dig in at the censors to boot.
     
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    Anyone that actually watched both episodes (it was a two parter) would know that Comedy Central stepped in and censored the shit out of the second episode, which aired last night. They even bleeped out every mention of Muhammed, which they didn't in the first episode.
     
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