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Bloviating Zeppelin: The Boston Phoenix Calls It Like It Is

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Boston Phoenix Calls It Like It Is

Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby wrote on Sunday that another local newspaper of the "alternative" variety, the Boston Phoenix, has decided not to print the Danish cartoons -- particularly considering that, in 2002, it published the photos of Daniel Pearl's beheading.

''Our primary reason," the editors confessed, is ''fear of retaliation from . . . bloodthirsty Islamists who seek to impose their will on those who do not believe as they do . . . Simply stated, we are being terrorized, and . . . could not in good conscience place the men and women who work at the Phoenix and its related companies in physical jeopardy. As we feel forced, literally, to bend to maniacal pressure, this may be the darkest moment in our 40-year-publishing history."


The truth in the Media.

So unusual; so refreshing.


Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

As blood continues to be shed die to these cartoons being printed, I think the best thing for all is a call for calm and peace.

Mon Feb 20, 11:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I wouldn't disagree. But a call and an accomplishment appear to be two totally separate things.

Mon Feb 20, 12:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

And the hypocrisy of the media continues...

Mon Feb 20, 12:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Except for the Phoenix, who actually had the guts to say it wasn't about free speech, it was about getting killed.

Now whether or not that's true in the US, who knows. . .

But at least they acknowledge the absolute LUNACY of those whose mindsets feature a $1 million bounty on a cartoonist's head and an issue worth killing and dying over.

And if we cave, folks, if we cave. . .

Mon Feb 20, 12:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger John Washburn said...

Refreshing is right. At least they have the guts to admit this, however sad it might be

Mon Feb 20, 02:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dionne said...

Lone Pony also did a post on this. It is amazing but glad they are being honest. Great subject for a post.

I am getting beyond sick of MSM bias. I was sorting thru my issues of my local paper yesterday and came across 3 blatant issues of bias. One of them was in regards to this cartoon issue. They admitted that not publishing the cartoons seemed like a double standard since they print stuff that bashes Christians BUT......blah, blah, blah. It infuriates me how much this still continues even while we have the alternative media. Ugh......

Mon Feb 20, 02:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Justthinkin said...

Great catch seaspook. On one hand it is refreshing, on the other it makes me want to puke.They don't have the balls to stand up for themselves or their employees?? Craven cowards.

Mon Feb 20, 03:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Justthinkin said...

ARRRGGGHHHH...disregard seaspook...that response should have been for you, to look.

Mon Feb 20, 03:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...


Damn Canuckleheads... Get lost on their own keyboard... LMAO..

Mon Feb 20, 03:23:00 PM PST  
Blogger Justthinkin said...

TFred...keyboard??? You mean I don't have to use those stupid punched magnetic strips anymore? Except if I'm voting in Florida?? Right on...LMAO

Tue Feb 21, 04:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LMC: BUT -- the proverbial But Monkey.

Sure its hypocrisy -- sure they're cowards. We all know that. It's a Given. They know Christians won't firebomb their offices, stick a pipebomb in their mailbox, ram a dagger between their ribs, light every car in the parking lot on fire.

The Phoenix at least admitted that being frightened factored into the decision and that the First Amendment wasn't their cover and concealment.

Tue Feb 21, 04:34:00 AM PST  

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