Thursday, November 02, 2006

Cartoonists All For That Holocaust That They'd Rather Deny

Here it is the moment you;ve surely been waiting for with bated breath:

Carlos Latuff from Brazil and A Chard from France jointly won the second prize of £4,000 (€6,000) and Iran’s Shahram Rezai received £2,500 for third place.
”Causes” discussed:
Masoud Shojai, head of the country's "Iran Cartoon" association and the fair organiser, said that "we staged this fair to explore the limits of freedom Westerners believe in".
It seems that the western reaction is offensive to him because it has been pronounced by tolerance and an inadequate amount of violence and outrage.

While some ignore the limits of truthfulness in criticism, others go all the way, and simply invent their own:
“The bad news,” investigative reporter Seymour Hersh told a Montreal audience last Wednesday, “is that there are 816 days left in the reign of King George II of America.”

“In Washington, you can’t expect any rationality. I don’t know if he’s in Iraq because God told him to, because his father didn’t do it, or because it’s the next step in his 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous program,” he said.
Nonetheless, he took the opportunity to trash the US while in Canada to get outraged over things truthful as well:
”...The military is going to do what the President wants,”
I suppose he’d prefer a banana republic where the military does whatever the military wants.

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