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Comedy Central’s Cartoon Hypocrisy

May 10, 2010
By James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
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In releasing info on its slate of new programs, Comedy Central announced that it has an animated show in development with the title “JC.”

The show features a cartoon version of the son of God attempting to escape an overbearing father. The son makes his home in New York City and engages in video games nonstop.

The series will be produced by the same group that works on “The Office.”

You may recall that Comedy Central is the network that recently edited “South Park” images and references to Muhammad.

Guess the network disses the religions it can get away with dissing. It didn’t see fit to edit the show's depictions of Jesus Christ in the past. Since not enough Christians were heard from, it will now apparently offend on a grander scale with a series that demeans the central faith figure of the vast majority of people in the country.

In response to the question of the offensive nature of such a show, programming executive Kent Alterman said that “comedy in its purest form always makes some people uncomfortable.”

Evidently Comedy Central execs don’t mind making “some people uncomfortable” as long as the “some people” are folks who love Jesus.

A number of Hollywood stars recently experienced some discomfort of their own.

You wouldn’t think that identity theft of celebs would be a successful criminal enterprise. But a Nigerian man in Chicago apparently decided it just might be.

He allegedly swiped the personal information of Ben Stiller, David Duchovny, Paul Haggis, and other Hollywood celebrities. According to the Chicago Tribune, he then used the info to report lost credit cards and request new ones to be sent to his address in the Windy City.

According to police, the alleged I.D. pilferer used Stiller's credit card on iTunes and for an online dating service.

Citibank officials started to catch on to things when writer-directors Noah Baumbach and Paul Schrader both “lost” their cards and requested that new credit cards be sent to the same Chicago apartment. The suspect was subsequently arrested and booked.

“Obviously, the bank has some issues they've got to straighten out,” a source told the newspaper. “The guy calls up with a foreign accent and says: 'Hey, I'm Ben Stiller, I lost my card. Can you send me a new one?' Oh. Sure, why not?”

Didn’t Obama and the Dems recently steal Lady Liberty’s identity and Uncle Sam’s credit card?

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