Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Little Iconoclasm Anyone?

Actually, the theme is "Famous Infamy" No intro today. I think the items more or less speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Segment 1 - Beckett Centenniel
Remembrances and performances of his work are under way. In addition to plays such as Godot, Krapp’s Last Tape and Endgame, Beckett wrote novels, essays and poetry, as well.
This is the "homepage" of a man who probably would have despised the Internet.
My favorite play by him is Endgame.

Segment 2 - Popetown
The action in the animated series Popetown all takes place at the Vatican. And, as the name suggests, it doesn’t exactly paint the Catholic Church in the most positive light. Ben Fajzullin has more.
Even their website is a bit upsetting...and funny.

Segment 3 - Crown Witnesses to Fight the Dutch Mafia
The Dutch parliament has devised laws aimed at ensuring the proper use of crown witnesses... But as Perro de Jong reports, the debate will continue.
Link to a report by one our Radio Netherlands Dutch affairs correspondents.

Segment 4 - Star for a Day in Paris
Ever wondered what it feels like to be a star? Well now you no longer have to do anything special to get the taste of fame. In France, you can now BUY celebrity for a night. John Laurenson reports from Paris…

Click here to download the program as a high quality mp3


At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you featuring something insulting to Catholics? They will be upset. They may even write you nasty letters.

Ah! But they won't make credible threats to kill you. So it is ok to make fun.

Your principled concern for Islam rings hollow. You are just (not irrationally) concerned for your neck. Nothing wrong with that. But it is just so hypocritical to couch being anti-cartoon as a sign of respect. It's fear and we should admit it and figure out what to do.

And who says violence doesn't work?

At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Five days later.

So, Mr. Groubert.

Any response?

How do you reconcile your own spreading derision for Catholics with your attacks on Hirsi Ali for (arguendo) her negative characterization of Islam?

It seems to me that you are doing the same thing for which you attacked Hirsi Ali. (Putting aside issues of truth or falsity.)

There is an important principle here and I think it fair that as you have used your bully pulpit to cruelly attack Hirsi Ali you explain why your own spreading of anti-Catholic cartoons is good journalism, which it may be, btw.


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