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Using a Prophet for Profit


A conversation at the NY Times:

Editor A: What to do…this story is HUGE, and by any ethical journalistic standard, we should be showing our readers what the fuss is about. We’d do it if the cartoons were about Christians, or Jews, of Buddhists…but…but…MOMMY! I scared!

Editor B: I’ve got it! Let’s re-print the picture of Chris Ofili’s Virgin Mary! The one with the elephant dung, that’s the ticket! We’ll illustrate the POINT of the riots, without actually risking the wrath of anyone.

The Anchoress has a lot more.

Link via Lorie Byrd.


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