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Censored ‘South Park’ Gets Emmy Nod

Episodes depicted the Prophet Muhammad

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Don’t think I can get you to feel good about NBA basketball today? Think again.

The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday—by the way, congratulations to Lea Michele, who is both a Jew and plays one on Glee—and Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s South Park received an outstanding animation nod for their two episodes, “200” and “201,” that Comedy Central censored because of depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

So how did Parker and Stone (who, like his alter ego Kyle, is Jewish) respond? In a three-word email message: “Ball don’t lie.”

The phrase, in case you’re wondering, was coined by the recently retired Rasheed Wallace, who, when called for a foul that he did not commit, would insist that the free throws would not go in. Why? Because “Ball don’t lie.” Because there is karma and justice in the world.

It’s a lesson Comedy Central—and perhaps, also, the Miami Heat?—would do well to learn.

Emmy Nomination for Controversial ‘South Park’ Episode [Arts Beat]
Related: The Outsiders [Tablet Magazine]

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Hershl says:

Great piece.

It seems that PR is a big deal.

Take the case of Hamas, which now openly says that the flotilla was invaluable for PR:

http://jewishdailyreport.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/hamas-flotilla-worth-more-than-10000-rockets/

David says:

Absaloutely disgusting that Tabletmag supports South Park with this….If it was on Mosess or G_d we would be disgusted, lets have some religuos tolerance and respect of other cultures and religions….South Park is satanic in nature and has no boundaries…Disgusting!!!

David, Southpark makes fun of Jews, Moses, G-d, and others all the time and we don’t freak out. You are right that it has no boundaries … but, if you pay attention its message is one of liberal tolerance for all people.

David, they make fun of everybody. They have made fun of moses, Jesus, the Jews, and even portrayed GOD as a hippo/monkey/who-knows-what-else. It’s people like you that need to bash their brainwashed bible-thinking mind on everybody else that disgusts me!
If it pisses you off, don’t watch it. I, for one, find it hilarious and I love watching it. If you have a problem, keep it to yourself please, there is no need to ruin the enjoyment of everybody else.

Lea Michele, a Jew? Ask her Italian Catholic maternal grandparents.

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