The Church of Scientology has a storied history of swift and sometimes creative responses to media criticism from traditional ranks -- such as print or TV outlets -- and now here's another about the group's entanglement with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the colorful creators of "South Park," courtesy of The Village Voice.
Pakistanis will have to do their poking elsewhere for now: Islamabad blocked access to the social networking site altogether over a Facebook-fueled movement called "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day!" which urges the public to create and share images of the Prophet Muhammad. (continued)
They're no strangers to controversy after years of fine-tuning the art of contrarian cartooning, but "South Park" masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone are now the recipients of an ominous message posted on the Islamic website revolutionmuslimcom (continued).
To the anti-immigrant sentiment in the country, here's a noteworthy fact: A new analysis of census data shows that in 14 of the country's 25 largest metropolitan areas, more immigrants are employed in white-collar jobs than in the low-wage blue-collar work we normally associate them with.
Might we expect a joke or two about the missionary position? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormon Church, is getting the "South Park" treatment once again -- but a little differently this time.
The twisted minds behind "South Park" have taken notice of the Glenn Beck style of casting doubt and judgment on certain prominent public leaders via guilt-by-association word games, and now Cartman's taking a page from Beck's playbook. Is any American elementary school really safe from the scourge of socialism?