9.14.2007

griffin and censorship

censored for emmy award comments :
lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus.

kathy griffin should try subtlety next time. of course jesus had nothing to do with her win; it was probably some other deity more interested in award ceremonies. she should have thanked allah, or tao, or vishnu instead, and (a) jolt everybody (b) have her words broadcast fully [censorship does not apply to (pro) religious drivel] and (c) possibly have more fans amongst the related faith groups.

for exactly these sorts of mind-boggling situations, salman rushdie [who knows a thing or two about mortal forms of censorship] once wrote:
there is a fault in reality. do not adjust your minds.

indeed.
related link: atheist group protests emmy awards censorship

2 comments:

Ivo said...

Hi Oz,
I did not know you had a blog. I thought I'd just say hello. And regarding these censors, maybe R. Dawkins's should mail them a free copy of his book about their delusional world.

oz said...

hi ivo, thanks for visiting. i suspect censors are moved by religion of revenue, not of abraham, so they could not care less about what dawkins has to say. there is not much one can do. [there is an online petition against this censorship, but number of signatures are in the thousands, not hundreds of thousands...]