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VIDEO: BREAKING THE TABOO

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By Michelle Malkin  •  February 7, 2006 10:50 PM

I appeared tonight on Fox News Channel’s Hannity and Colmes for an all-too-brief segment on the Mohammed Cartoons. Before I drove to the Washington, D.C., studio, I stopped by a Kinko’s store, printed out the cartoons, and pasted them onto a piece of poster board. I then used my short time on the airwaves to do what no one wants to do on American TV:

I tried to show viewers all 12 cartoons to give viewers the full context of the Jyllands-Posten’s decision to publish the artwork.

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Download and watch the video (Windows Media .wmv file).

(Full segment over at Expose the Left.)

Unfortunately, as I tried to walk through the content of the cartoons, the camera cut from my display to video of the Islamists’ crazed, violent protests. As if we hadn’t seen enough of that already.

What are the news networks and newspapers so afraid of? [Update: See the New York Press walkout for a rare show of guts and principle.]

Why do they persist in leaving viewers in a cloud of ignorance about this international controversy? Cherry-picking the most arguably inflammatory cartoon–the one of Muhammad and the bomb turban–and implying that it is representative of the rest of the artwork is not journalism.

That’s journalistic malpractice.

And it’s exactly what the radical Islamists are counting on the cowering MSM to do.

I had a nice chat with another FOX News personality before my segment. This person hadn’t seen all the cartoons–but had already formed a firm opinion that the Jyllands-Posten was being unnecessarily provocative and insensitive.

Is it any wonder that millions of people are turning to the Internet to get to the truth?

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There also wasn’t enough time to address the other most important aspect of the Cartoon Jihad — the fabrication of truly anti-Islam cartoons by Danish imams, who did precisely what the Jyllands-Posten is unfairly blamed for doing–that is, deliberately inciting Muslims to violence.

Here again are those bogus cartoons:

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But you won’t hear much, if anything at all, about this in the MSM, either.

Why not?

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The Forbidden Cartoons:
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More on the bogus cartoons:

Origins of a fake Muhammad cartoon
The lies of the Danish imams
Lorenzo Vidino/Counterterrorism Blog
Paul Belien
Neander News
Gateway Pundit
Instapundit

All previous posts:

The Muhammed Cartoons blogburst under attack
The Murder of Father Santoro
We are in this together
American newspapers, will you please stand up?
Origins of a fake Muhammed cartoon
Iran is burning
The Danish cartoonists respond
Cartoon jihad: the map
Mara-l equivalence
So, will our Supreme Court be next?
Pakistani doctors: No more European medicine
Chechnya joins the Cartoon Jihad
“With our blood we will redeem the prophet”
He shouted “Allah Akbar”
Stupid Islamist stunts
Video: Cartoon Jihad debate on Fox News
The lies of the Danish imams
Fanning the flames
Standing up in Australia
What does the American left have to say?
Another day, another embassy torched
It is not a “row”
Video: And then they came for the embassies
First, they came: the movie
Don’t forget: Buy Danish
In their own words
The Muhammad Cartoons blogburst
The State Dept takes sides in the cartoon wars
Followers of the Religion of Peace
bin Laden as Christ
The “International Day of Anger”
The cowardly American media (video added)
Support Denmark…and Piglet!
In search of a brave American newspaper (updated)
First, they came for the cartoonists
Fight the bullies of Islam
Support Denmark: Why the forbidden cartoons matter
The cartoons Islamists don’t want you to see
The forbidden cartoons