Saturday, May 1, 2010

17 Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Condemn Censorship Of "South Park"

Awesome news, I was waiting for others to stand up against Comedy Central caving to mommies basement boy Zach "Abu Talhah Al-Amrike" Chesser's threat againt Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

I recently posted a cartoon from Chris Muir of Day by Day at Jawa Report & here. He may not be a Pulitzer Prize winner but he isn't going to take it lying down either.

Seventeen Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists, including "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau and 2010 winner Mark Fiore, have signed a petition to condemn "threats" against Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the Comedy Central show "South Park," by a group calling itself Revolution Muslim[...]

The 17 Pulitzer cartoonists who signed the letter are: Nick Anderson, Tony Auth, Clay Bennett, Steve Benson, Matt Davies, Fiore, Jack Higgins, David Horsey, Jim Morin, Mike Peters, Joel Pett, Michael Ramirez, Ben Sargent, Paul Szep, Ann Telnaes, Trudeau and Signe Wilkinson.

Their letter goes on to say that "freedom of expression is a universal right" and "we reject any group that seeks to silence people by violence or intimidation." The letter cites the United States' "proud tradition of political satire" and affirms belief in the right "to speak or draw freely without censorship."
You can read the petition with signatures here(PDF).

h/t Big Journalism headline thingy.

Cross posted at the Jawa Report


Anonymous said...

Off topic here......any reason the comments don't work at jawa?

-sun of whores (san diego)


Let me check, thanks.


Alerted them, again thanks for letting us know.

Anonymous said...

My pleasure....

-sun of whores (san diego)