Last week, Comedy Central’s popular and long-running series South Park took on the Tea Parties. Knowing that any criticism of Tea Partiers and their beliefs could be met with threats, if not outright violence, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone depicted a Tea Party member in a bear costume and made fun of him:
In response, a group calling itself Revolution Teabagger posted the following to Parker and Stone:
We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like the Alfred P. Murrah Building for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.
As a result, Comedy Central has censored the episode to remove all references to the Tea Party and anything else that might get people killed.
No, wait, I got that mixed up. Some Muslims made a threat on Matt & Trey’s lives. It wasn’t teabaggers at all. Whew! Never mind. You can relax, Keith and Chris and Rachel and Frank and the rest. It’s only an actual death threat.