According to a Feb. 7 article by Peter Johnson in USA Today, the only major U.S. newspapers to have republished some of the controversial cartoons of Muhammad are:

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • New York Sun
  • Also, most major networks have shied away from broadcasting the images. Neither NBC, CBS nor CNN displayed the cartoons. Those that did include:

  • ABC’s “World News Tonight”
  • “Fox News Sunday”
  • Truthdig published the cartoons in an Ear to the Ground item on Feb. 3.

    Below are several other items Truthdig has published on the controversy:

  • The Nation’s Christian Parenti

    “Look past the cartoons. The violence in Afghanistan stems from grievances over four years of occupation by US and NATO troops and ineffectual foreign aid schemes.”

  • Sam Harris on the Reality of Islam

    “Our press should report on the terrifying state of discourse in the Arab press, exposing the degree to which it is a tissue of lies, conspiracy theories and exhortations to recapture the glories of the seventh century.”

  • Cartoon Protests Stoked by Dictators

    Don’t believe the hype about homespun religious anger: Middle Eastern leaders stoke religious riots because it makes their secular governments look tame in comparison.

  • Khalil Bendib’s Cartoon
  • “Something Rotten in the State of Denmark”

  • Andrew Sullivan on the Cartoons
  • “The point was that Islam has a blind spot when it comes to women’s freedom. Crude but powerful: exactly what a political cartoon is supposed to be.”

  • Official Iranian Paper to Run Holocaust Cartoons

    The Tehran city council-owned newspaper says it is testing the West’s arguments about freedom of expression.

  • N.Y. Press Kills Cartoons; Staff Walks Out
  • The editorial staff of the alternative weekly New York Press walked out today [Feb. 7], en masse, after the paper’s publishers backed down from printing the Danish cartoons that have become the center of a global free-speech fight.


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