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Jan. 6th, 2006

Comedy Central, how could I EVER have doubted you?

Yesterday, the big news story in my life was that the Catholic something-or-other league of whatever got all pissed off at Comedy Central for airing a particularly blasphemous episode of South Park. What else is new, right? Well I heard confirmed rumors from several sites saying that CC apologized and promised never to air the episode again, and that Viacom was in fact pulling the episode from the DVD.

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/12/28/comedy_central_downs.html

http://www.defamer.com/hollywood/south-park/bloody-mary-episode-ensures-south-park-guys-a-bungalow-in-hell-145774.php

http://www.dead-frog.com/archives/2005/12/bloody_mary_pulled_catholic_le.php

http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20051229/en_tv_eo/18055

So I sent an e-mail asking Comedy Central what the deal was, as I was feeling a little put out, and I let them know how I felt about the whole deal... and big surprise, the Catholic League is full of SHIT.

Dear Viewer:

Thank you for your letter regarding the "South Park" episode entitled
"Bloody Mary."  We appreciate your concerns about the potential
influences of outside special interest groups on the media and
enterainment industries and particularly Comedy Central.  Though Comedy
Central did not include the "Bloody Mary" episode in a special year-end
marathon of "South Park" episodes in deference to the Holidays, "Bloody
Mary" did in fact air in every one of "South Park's" normally scheduled
repeat timeslots.   As satirists, we believe that it is our First
Amendment right to poke fun at any and all people, groups, organizations
and religions and we will continue to defend that right.  Our goal is to
make people laugh, and perhaps if we're lucky, even make them think in
the process.   Despite misleading claims from those who would like to
claim victory, we have not permantly shelved the "Bloody Mary" episode
from future airings due to outside pressure nor will we exclude it from
future DVD releases.

Sincerely,
Comedy Central Viewer Services
To Reply:
http://www.comedycentral.com/help/questionsCC.jhtml



SO FOR THOSE OF YOU who have heard these dirty rumors.... Comedy Central has once again stood up in the face of stupid idiot religious wackos and prevailed!

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