Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hostage situation

Looks as though some college students are in trouble for a faked hostage situation. The hostage, a rubber duck, seems to have been unhurt.
If this were some students crucifying a rubber duck, putting out a video against heterosexuality, or basically doing anything that might actually be considered offensive to most rational human beings, they would be applauded for their actions. Instead, because their faked accents might make the video seem anti-Muslim, they are told that this is not a free speech issue, because they should know better than to be so insensitive.
The students had even accompanied the video of them threatening a rubber duck with a note explaining that it was meant to be a harmless joke. They apparently had already figured out that they couldn't rely on sheer absurdity to explain itself these days.

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