Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rioting, Beheading, and Sack-ing

The Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial cartoonist participates in a forum and comes out against terrorism...sort of:

Another member of the forum, Star Tribune cartoonist Steve Sack, said racism distracts from the messages that cartoons are intended to portray and that the Muhammad cartoons lost their message because they were a failed use of freedom of speech.

“The point, the joke, would be lost in the disrespect,” he said.

Sack said the Muslim communities’ cries for punishment of the cartoon artists might be extreme.

It was an assignment, he said. No one should be given a death sentence, but the editor should be held responsible.

Way to go out on a limb, Steve! The calls for death to the cartoonists "might" be extreme.