Monday, January 11, 2010

Cartoonist gets death threats

Okay, folks. First I want you to watch this short (very short) cartoon:

Kind of lame, really, isn't it? Yes, it's a bit snarky but it's not really one of Mark Fiore's best. In other words, it's not that strong a cartoon as they go.

Now, brace yourself. Fiore is getting death threats from the Tea Party folks because of it.

You can read all about it in an article written by Mark Fiore himself right here.

As I write, there are already 107 reader comments to this article. Seems to have stimulated some strong feelings all the way around.

By the way, isn't it interesting that many conservatives use the death threats against Danish cartoonists (who depicted the prophet Mohammed) as "proof" of how terrible Muslims are. I'm wondering if they have any appreciation of irony at all.
UPDATE: Oh good grief. The NPR higher-ups have called it "mean spirited" and apologzied (sort of) for the cartoon. Pathetic. There's a story about that right here.


  1. Of course they don't see the irony in it, Ellie. One's mental age has to progress past a certain level in order to understand and appreciate irony. Smile.


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