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Comedy Central Censored Mohammed

I'm not sure if it's been reported yet, but for what it's worth, I just got off the phone with a Comedy Central spokesman. I asked him about last night's episode of South Park in which, at a moment right before the prophet Mohammed was supposed to make a cameo, the words, "Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Mohammed on their network" appeared on the screen.

I asked him whether this truly was Comedy Central's decision or whether this was just another gag (with South Park, you never know). He said:

They reflected it accurately. That was a Comedy Central decision.

Just in case there was any confusion, that settles it. Comedy Central censored the image (Spruiell, National Review Online, 4/13/06).

TBC: Comedy Central’s reputation as a hero for holding nothing sacred, or beyond its nerve to mock, show its producer’s true lack of backbone in this case. So, it’s back to ridiculing a non-threatening Christianity, although the comics may find nothing laughable at the Great White Throne Judgment.