When Islamic terrorists slaughtered the Charlie Hebdo staff over a damn cartoon, here’s how a New York Times spokesdrone rationalized the paper’s decision not to print that cartoon:
“Under Times standards, we do not normally publish images or other material deliberately intended to offend religious sensibilities. After careful consideration, Times editors decided that describing the cartoons in question would give readers sufficient information to understand today’s story.”
More recently, Islamic terrorists tried to kill some more people over another cartoon. The NYT didn’t show that one either.
The message is clear: If someone creates an image that might offend a person of faith, you won’t see that image in the Grey Lady.
Nobody at the Newspaper of Record cares about offending religious people. They just don’t want to be killed for blasphemy. They know that offended Christians are unlikely to attack them, so they don’t give a second thought to publishing images like this.
Their high-minded rationalizations are so much elephant dung. The only “Times standard” is simple fear. They’re kneeling to Islamic terrorists. That’s their prerogative, of course, but the rest of us are under no obligation to buy their excuses.
The same people who insist that Islam is a religion of peace will then turn right around and warn you not to do or say anything that might offend a Muslim. The same people who sneer at Bible-thumpers will staunchly defend Koran-cradlers. They can’t seem to recognize the contradiction. Or maybe they’re just dishonest. As with all leftist “thought,” it’s most likely a bit of both.
(Hat tip: Clay Waters)