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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 08:17 AM
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4. Comedy Central is owned by Viacom. It's a business. They can do as they please with their property.
It's only censorship if a government does it.
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  -Breaking: Terrorism Has Won-South Park Episode DELIBERATELY Censored by Comedy Central. kpete  Apr-22-10 08:09 AM   #0 
  - I just love when stupidity over rules sanity.  Javaman   Apr-22-10 08:13 AM   #1 
  - Ernest says its like Scared Stupid  Ichingcarpenter   Apr-22-10 08:18 AM   #6 
  - One person's stupidity is another person's self preservation  marshall   Apr-22-10 08:51 AM   #16 
     - So we should continue to live in fear as per the script.  Javaman   Apr-22-10 09:29 AM   #28 
        - True, and Theo van Gogh still has his principles intact  marshall   Apr-22-10 10:22 AM   #34 
           - Exactly.  Javaman   Apr-22-10 10:36 AM   #35 
              - That really is what our country was founded on  marshall   Apr-22-10 02:39 PM   #47 
  - That's some fucked up shit right there.  WeDidIt   Apr-22-10 08:14 AM   #2 
  - Cowards!  Odin2005   Apr-22-10 08:16 AM   #3 
  - Comedy Central is owned by Viacom. It's a business. They can do as they please with their property.  slackmaster   Apr-22-10 08:17 AM   #4 
  - no, it's still censorship when a media organization does it  fishwax   Apr-22-10 08:22 AM   #8 
  - "It's only censorship if a government does it."  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-22-10 08:48 AM   #14 
  - Appeal to Merriam-Webster notwithstanding, do you think Viacom is obligated to air their material?  slackmaster   Apr-22-10 08:50 AM   #15 
     - My response was re: the definition of censorship.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-22-10 08:58 AM   #17 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-22-10 09:01 AM   #19 
        - OMG!!! DU censored me!!!  slackmaster   Apr-22-10 09:13 AM   #24 
  - "It's only UNCONSTITUTIONAL censorship if the government does it."  WeDidIt   Apr-22-10 09:16 AM   #25 
  - Nothing to be seen here simply move along to the next episode of fear of brown people  DainBramaged   Apr-22-10 08:17 AM   #5 
  - So let me get this right  randr   Apr-22-10 08:21 AM   #7 
  - Yep. Not only embroiled in two wars and shitting our pants every  TwilightGardener   Apr-22-10 10:01 AM   #32 
  - Yeah, they should ignore the threats from a few crazies.  whyverne   Apr-22-10 08:28 AM   #9 
  - The funny thing is  JoDog   Apr-22-10 08:34 AM   #10 
  - +1...nt  SidDithers   Apr-22-10 08:41 AM   #13 
  - Well said...  seshers   Apr-22-10 09:01 AM   #20 
  - .  seabeyond   Apr-22-10 08:36 AM   #11 
  - I watched 200 online on Tuesday...  SidDithers   Apr-22-10 08:39 AM   # 
  - Great, some "Islamic Extremist" douchebag...or someone PRETENDING TO BE one...  Amerigo Vespucci   Apr-22-10 08:39 AM   #12 
  - Oh, the irony  blogslut   Apr-22-10 08:58 AM   #18 
  - So... all of a sudden it's a problem *now*?  redqueen   Apr-22-10 09:02 AM   #21 
  - Matt and Trey do not think before the choose to offend someone.  Xenotime   Apr-22-10 09:10 AM   #22 
  - So, if Christians start blowing people up when jebus is shown smoking a joint, ...  GodlessBiker   Apr-22-10 09:26 AM   #27 
  - Actually I think they do think about it.  JoDog   Apr-22-10 09:54 AM   #30 
  - What the fuck? "they have crossed the line"? "offended the wrong people"?  DaveinJapan   Apr-22-10 09:57 AM   #31 
  - And they were WRONG for cancelling it.  StarlightGold   Apr-22-10 10:56 AM   #38 
  - Holy crap! Jon Stewart should take this up on his show. This is disgusting...  GodlessBiker   Apr-22-10 09:12 AM   #23 
  - if they want to censor what goes out on their channel, its their right  onenote   Apr-22-10 10:02 AM   #33 
     - We're not talking about rights, we're talking about judgment....  GodlessBiker   Apr-22-10 10:52 AM   #37 
  - PREDICTION: The DVD collection of this season will sell well. n/t  WeDidIt   Apr-22-10 09:17 AM   #26 
  - But will they even include it  JoDog   Apr-22-10 09:51 AM   #29 
  - The South Park guys are getting death threats....maybe they requested the  cbdo2007   Apr-22-10 10:41 AM   #36 
  - The network could also be running interference...  yowzayowzayowza   Apr-22-10 11:16 AM   #39 
  - Wait a minute...  Tommy_Carcetti   Apr-22-10 11:19 AM   #40 
  - Then you haven't been paying attention...nt  SidDithers   Apr-22-10 11:21 AM   #41 
  - Agreed...  Rebubula   Apr-22-10 02:05 PM   #46 
  - this has been arguably one of the best seasons  frylock   Apr-22-10 02:57 PM   #48 
  - It is just sad  JitterbugPerfume   Apr-22-10 11:46 AM   #42 
  - Score another victory for superstition and religious stupidity  Frank Cannon   Apr-22-10 11:59 AM   #43 
     - On a smaller scale, I know housing promoters who will label the 13th floor as the 14th  ShortnFiery   Apr-22-10 12:01 PM   #44 
        - You see that on elevators all the time.  Frank Cannon   Apr-22-10 01:44 PM   #45 

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