Double standard, anyone? NBC Nightly News and CNN have each announced that they have chosen not to display images of the cartoons of Mohammed that are currently causing outrage. Michelle Malkin has a great post (as usual) on this, but here's a rundown:
CNN [2/2/06: link]: "CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons in respect for Islam."
NBC Nightly News (Thu. 2/2/06): "... we've chosen not to show" the cartoons.
Can you believe it? Let's see if we have this straight:
Pictures of abuse at Abu-Ghraib? No problem showing those.
NBC's offensive Book of Daniel show? Air it!
NBC's Will and Grace featuring a "Cruci-fixin's" gag? It's "comedy"!
NBC's Committed flushing the Host down a toilet? "Comedy" again!
Ted Turner labels Catholics as "Jesus freaks" on Ash Wednesday? Thanks for apologizing, Ted.
Dateline NBC's inaccurate "The Birth of Jesus" program? Just another day.
Anybody see a problem here? As Michelle Malkin has pointed out, we've just seen Kanye West on the cover of Rolling Stone as Jesus plastered around with no problem. There was also ABC's bogus "Pope Joan" fiasco in December. And there was also the desecration of the Virgin Mary on Comedy Central's South Park not long ago.
But Mohammed cartoons? They ... can't ... show ... those.
HT: Michelle Malkin.