At least someone has found a silver lining to the Charlie Hebdo murders: conservatives have used it to leverage censorship of a photo they don’t like.
After leaving the highly offensive photo titled “Piss Christ” posted for 26 years — despite decades of public Christian outcry over the image panned as art — The Associated Press finally removed the controversial and denigrating image, but only after a journalist called out its double standard brought to light when it touted its policy of not publishing potentially offensive Charlie Hebdo satirical cartoons of Muhammad, such as the ones that incited the deadly Paris attack.
Murdering 12 people has apparently served Jesus well, by getting a sacrilegious (to far right Christians) image removed from the AP library, all so AP can appear consistent in their censorship of images sacrilegious to far right Muslims.
It’s bad enough that conservatives saw the killings as an opportunity to get their way — it’s another expression of Fatwah Envy, I guess — but worse, this warrants serious condemnation of the cowards at AP.
By the way, take a look at Wikipedia’s response to suggestions that it censor depictions of Mohammed — that’s the way to do it, and it puts AP to shame.