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FOOTBALL: THE “REAL” REFEREES RETURN

September 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After this year’s football season kicked off to more talk about the decisions of the substitute referees called in to replace the ones locked out by the NFL (there was a veritable national uproar over a missed call that gave the Green Bay Packers a win over the Seattle Seahawks Monday night), the league has […]

YOU, TOO CAN BE A SOUTH PARK KID

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Having lent their names and characters in 1998 to video-game creators Acclaim, who produced a widely reviled South Park Nintendo game, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are working with THQ and Obsidian on a new role-playing game (RPG) that some analysts say could wipe out the unsettling memories of the first one. The website GameInformer.com […]

SOUTH PARK WADES INTO CONTROVERSY AGAIN

October 11, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Political correctness may no longer permit kids to play cowboys and Indians these days, but it has not prevented the South Park kids from playing Texans and Mexicans. In an episode due to air this week, Cartman leads a contingent of “Texas Rangers” on border patrol behind a fence that is decked out with plastic […]

EMMY VOTERS UP IN ARMS

July 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it the Emmy protest nominations. Industry observers looking more closely at the nominations announced on Thursday were struck by the fact that many of them seemed aimed at driving home a point of view. Today’s (Friday) New York Times noted that it was the censored episodes of South Park satirizing the Prophet Muhammad that […]

MUSLIM LAWYER SAYS HE LOVES HIS RELIGION — AND HIS “SOUTH PARK”

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s website on Monday posted a commentary by Arsalan Iftikhar, whom it identified as an international human rights lawyer and founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, who wrote that he was both a Muslim and a fan of South Park. Iftikhar maintained that the thinly veiled threat against the lives of South Park‘s creators, Trey Parker and Matt […]

“SOUTH PARK” PRODUCERS SAY COMEDY CENTRAL CENSORED SHOW

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

South Park producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone insisted on Thursday that they had nothing to do with the bleeping and cutting of their April 21 show that drew the wrath of some radical Muslims for lampooning the prophet Muhammad. “We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid,” said […]

MUSLIM RADICALS TARGET “SOUTH PARK” CREATORS

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An extremist Muslim website has warned South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that “they will probably wind up” assassinated like Dutch documentary filmmaker Theo van Gogh for producing an episode of their animated series that, in part, lampooned the fear of the media to depict the prophet Muhammad. (When Comedy Central refused to […]