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March 26, 2009

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update

* as expected, Turkish officials are now saying out loud that they Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay to Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen for the leadership position at NATO because of that country's dealings with issues of alleged defamation harmful to the Muslim community, most famously the Danish Cartoons Controversy.

* you'll have to stop the TV thing that runs like it or not, and this may be a real stretch for a lot of folks interested in the comics aspects of this story, but I find fascinating how the DCC was used -- or people accuse of it having been used -- as a way to funnel internationally-directed money in specific ways.

* here's a similarly wonky and opinionated article on controversy as self-promotion, using the DCC as a secondary example.
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