Diana West’s column this week calls out Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s stance on the squelching of South Park’s satirical allusions to Muhammad, in response to graphic Muslim death threats. The threats, complete with an image of Theo Van Gogh laying dead on a Dutch street, were directed at South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Men of America, start growing your beards. Women of America, now might be a good time to get fitted for your burkhas. Laugh at me if you want to. This game is a lot closer to being over than you and I have previously imagined. Just take a pair of scissors and cut that nasty old First Amendment out of your copy of The Constitution. Its defenders and watchdogs are fading into the sunset, quietly.
The guy who’s looking out for us, O’Reilly, has joined the chorus of media folks who believe that Freedom of the Press is limited to the boundaries that Islam lays down. Go this far – and no further, because these people will kill you, says O’Reilly. Yes, we have freedom of speech, but… well, we just have to face the reality that Muslims may cut our heads off if we say or publish the wrong words and pictures. So, O’Reilly’s best advice, if you ask him, is that the South Park folks should have stayed away from this issue and not offended the World of Islam. I got it, Bill.
“The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, get it.
They get the free-speech significance of the Danish Muhammad cartoons epitomized by Kurt Westergaard’s bomb-head Muhammad…
… “It’s so sad, the whole Muhammad, the whole Danish cartoon thing,” said Stone, Parker seated beside him during a joint interview with the entertainment website Boing Boing…
Stone continued: “It’s like, if everyone would have just, like, (done what they) normally they do in the news organizations, (and) just printed the cartoons…”
…”Everyone would have rallied together,” interjected Parker.
There’s an idea whose time has come and gone here.
“Now that guy (Westergaard) has to be hiding and all this (bleep) because everyone just kind of left him out to dry. It’s a big problem when you have the New York Times and Comedy Central and Viacom basically just (wimping) out on it. It’s just sad. I was, like, really sad about the whole thing.”…
I don’t think “sad” adequately describes the situation.
“…One reason there is such a high “risk” is because media people such as O’Reilly left Westergaard and now the South Park creators, as Parker put it, “out to dry.” All media in American should have reproduced Westergaard’s cartoon, just as all media in American should now applaud Parker and Stone for their defense of free speech against Sharia. Surely, it is O’Reilly’s responsibility as a leading broadcaster to do that small bit to keep the airwaves free.
Alas, this man of the folks doesn’t see it that way. “You don’t want to give in to the intimidating forces of evil,” he said. “But you got to deal with reality. And these people are killers and they will kill you.”
Yes, Bill. They will kill us – and you – unless we start standing together in defense of our Constitution.
So, where to now, America? We’re living a delusion that it’s still a free country. It’s only as free as the invading hordes of Muslims say it is, now. The Saudis own a huge chunk of Fox News, as well as large interests in our most prestigious universities by virtue of petro-cash “donations” that always come with strings attached.
The Pentagon and the White House are infiltrated with Islam (matter of fact, George W. Bush began Ramadan celebrations there after the 9/11 attacks). What if FDR had started celebrating Hirohito’s birthday after December 7th, 1941?
I already know that the people of the political Left who read what I have written here are going to ridicule me as some sort of conspiracy theory nut, or a racist, or whatever they think fits – to shut me up. I d-o-n-‘t c-a-r-e what they think. We had better find our collective spines pretty soon. But don’t look to people like Bill O’Reilly or Fox News for much help in defending the First Amendment.