Mohammed cartoon flap helps CNN highlight the difference between “respect” and “fear” (hint: one involves dampened shorts)

Blog-o-babe and syndicated columnist extraordinaire Michelle Malkin has a great post concerning the reaction of certain American media outlets as it relates to the “offensive to Islam” cartoon that has many Arab nations flipping their turbans in anger.

Michelle points out that CNN said they decided not to show the cartoon in question “out of respect for Islam”. Bull, says Malkin and others– it’s out of good old fashioned fear.

Somebody posting on this issue on has a pretty good brief summary of why CNN and others oh so “respect” Islam:

Funny pictures of Jesus = A few nasty letters and phone calls
Funny pictures of Mohammed = Men with guns at your office

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