Sep 14, 2007

Washington Post: Enabling The Enemy

Last Sunday, The Washington Post and several other newspapers around the country did not run Sunday's installment of Berkeley Breathed's "Opus," in which the spiritual fad-seeking character Lola Granola appears in a headscarf and explains to her boyfriend, Steve, why she wants to become a radical Islamist. The cartoon that the cowardly Washington Post refused to publish can be viewed right here.


The irony of all this is that a week earlier the Washington Post had no reservations to running a political cartoon by the same artist that took a swipe at the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Christians. Donald E. Graham the Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post Company shares his views on the free flow of information and leadership below.

"We all share a belief that the free flow of information is essential to a successful democracy. Over the years the company's leaders have taken great risks to ensure that citizens have unfettered access to the news."

Perhaps Donald E. Graham the Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post Company should respect the freedom and rights of the people and do it's utmost to promote the free flow of ideas and opinions instead of trying to promote or urge tolerance and understanding. Our nation's sons and daughters are at this very moment fighting and sacrificing their lives for freedom and liberty, not for diversity, tolerance or understanding. Shame on you Mr. Graham. Shame on you for continuing to enable the enemy. An enemy who is determined to strip from us those very freedoms that our nation's best have sacrificed their lives to protect.

There are those of us who see through your smokescreen Mr. Graham. We know the real reasons why the Washington Post wouldn't publish the cartoon, and it wasn't because of political correctness and tolerance. It was out of cowardly fear. Fear from the wrath of Rageboy.

I'm sorry Mr. Graham, but as the Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post Company you ought to be ashamed. Ashamed of using your position in a pathetic attempt to stymy the free flow of information and for inadvertently enabling our nation's enemies.

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