Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Columbus Dispatch smacks down CAIR's grievance o' the week

The exceptional CHAT blog describes CAIR's war on Michael Ramirez, the editorial cartoonist of Investors Business Daily.

In their latest salvo, CAIR organized a letter-writing campaign to the Columbus Dispatch complaining about the accompanying cartoon.

Send polite comments about this Nazi-style cartoon depicting Iranians as roaches fleeing a sewer to: gsheller@dispatch.com, michael.ramirez@investors.com

CHAT goes on to call out this hypocrisy in stark terms:

This might strike the average reader as a bit hypocritical, as CAIR has not said a single word about the avalanche of racist hate cartoons published throughout the Islamic world; then again, CAIR has never had much of a problem with it's hypocrisy.

But let's leave that aside for a moment and focus on the fact that CAIR substantially misrepresented the cartoon. Ramirez clearly did not have all Iranians themselves in mind, as the cockroaches are streaming from a grate emblazoned with the word "extremism".

To their credit, the editors of the Columbus Dispatch rejected CAIR's critique and instead shredded their missives with a pithy rejoinder.

CAIR also likens the cartoon to Nazi propaganda. This is a remarkable display of intellectual gymnastics. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has called for the destruction of the Jewish state and questions the Holocaust, while his regime tries to develop nuclear weapons. If CAIR is truly concerned about the promotion of Nazi ideas and the use of Nazi methods, it should direct its attention to Tehran... In this case, CAIR has misrepresented this cartoon and missed the mark by fabricating a false grievance.

Well done.

Update: Extreme Mortman notes Ramirez' well-deserved Pulitzer. Now, which one of you SOBs put truth serum in the Pulitzer Committee's coffee?


Unknown said...

And this sort of hate cartoon is exactly why I do not subscribe "The Columbus Disgrace."

Unknown said...

This kind of hate speech is why I do not subscribe to The Columbus Disgrace.