January 31, 2007

Guardian's website has a taste bypass

Cartoon on The Guardian Terrorists were, apparently, planning to kidnap, then behead a British Muslim soldier.

Given that, isn’t the cartoon on The Guardian’s Comment is Free website a little distasteful? It’s caption is Tied Down. Oops.

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  1. I suppose it could be seen that way, but to me it looks more like a homage to Gulliver’s Travels (fairly apt as Gulliver gets stuck in a war between two people over very very subtle differences he doesn’t really understand). I don’t really think it bares much relation to the plot, and the plot was foiled so it’s fair to say it’s not offensive. But I’m usually biased towards the cartoonist, so what do I know.

    31 Jan 2007, 19:35

  2. It has nothing to do with the plot. As a Guardian reader i can tell you that it was published on Wednesday, the day before the plot was reported in the press. Additionally, it was adjoined to a piece by Francis Fukuyama titled ‘The neocons have learned nothing from five years of catastrophe’ and is therefore a depiction of the rut the US is stuck in.

    03 Feb 2007, 13:27

  3. I didn’t say it was to do with the terror plot. It was just a bit too close to the other bone.

    03 Feb 2007, 14:29

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