Ed Driscoll.com Ed Driscoll.com
Winning Through Intimidation
By Ed Driscoll · March 29, 2006 08:14 PM · The Cartoon Kingdom · The Future and its Enemies · War And Anti-War

The cartoon wars slog onwards: Yesterday we noted that an Ayn Rand-oriented magazine has apparently become the first publication in the US to run that cartoon on its cover.

Today, Charles Johnson notes that Borders and Waldenbooks have banned a magazine which merely features the cartoons on the inside of the publication:

Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.

“For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority,” Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday.

Well, now we know why Rolling Stone photographed Kanye West as Christ instead of Muhammad on its cover a couple of months ago. As Glenn Reynolds wrote in early February:
I'm sorry, but the lesson here is that if you want to be listened to, you should blow things up. That's a very bad incentive structure, but it's the one the allegedly responsible parties have created.
And the Borders/Waldenbooks chain have fallen right in line, proving Jim Geraghty's Tipping Point theory once again.

Update: Welcome VodkaPundit and Robert Bidinotto readers! Please look around; we're sure you'll find more than a few things you'll enjoy.

Another Update (8:21 PM, 3/30/06): More on this topic, here.



Since 2002, News, Technology and Pop Culture, 24 Hours a Day, Live and in Stereo!

(And every Saturday on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.)

What They're Saying

"Lots of useful posts at Ed Driscoll's place."--Tim Blair


Navigation
Weblog
Ed TV
Podcasts
Twitter Feed
Articles
Essays
Interviews
Links
About Me
FAQ
Photos

Home

Support the Site

Search

Archives
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002

Etcetera


Bookmark Me!

Blogroll Me!

Steal This Button!

Syndicate this site (XML)
Podcasts Feed

AddThis Feed Button

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

youtube_logo.gif

Our Podcasts' Apple iTunes Page

Powered by
Movable Type 3.35

Site design by
Sekimori

tumblr site counter
Copyright © 2002-2008 Edward B. Driscoll, Jr. All Rights Reserved