Saturday, February 18, 2006

Bad Bad Newspaper

At least shrub's control of the media hasn't gone this far...yet.
The government of the southern Russian city of Volgograd is shutting down a newspaper that published a cartoon portraying Jesus, Moses, Buddha and the Prophet Mohammed condemning racism, the municipal administration said yesterday.

The mayor said his order to close the City News paper was intended ``to prevent incitement of enmity on religious national and social grounds, and also to stop the abuse of media freedom,'' according to an administration statement.


The government ordered officials to liquidate the paper within a month.

Got to control that abuse of media freedom. It can get nasty. Now I understand why the Washington press corps fears shrub. They know he's capable of this sort of thing.

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