February 14, 2006
Your Daily Danish Cartoons Update
* I'll stop writing when they stop rioting
. Cheekiness aside, more deaths reported
* The top political story today -- all related back to the publication of cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammed in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten
last Fall, is likely to be calls from Basra for Danish troops to be removed from Iraq
. Unsurprisingly, the Danes say, "No."
* In the cartoonists making commentary section, I missed out on this longer profile of Khalil Bendib
and his views on the matter.
* There are several articles I've missed on the journalistic treatment of both the issue and the cartoons: Wisconsin newspapers editors debate the issue
, Poynter's on-line resources page
on the story, a British magazine avoids publishing a related cartoon
out of fear, and a survey of cartoonist by Reuters indicates that editorial cartoonists prefer to go back to being anonymous
, thank you.
* Well, this certainly sounds like a bad idea
. So does this
* Bad! Bad institutionalized national celebrity!
* As predicted, the journalistic stunt at the start of it all ends up bringing in the issue of national intolerance
, which can't be where the newspaper editors wanted to go.
* Put it behind us? Yes. Please. Let's.
The quicker the better.
posted 2:33 am PST
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