Saturday, 14 March 2009
Kill the Wabbit - doing Bugs Bunny the Middle Eastern way
One of the organizations apparently criticized by Ben White in the ongoing spat between Fulcrum and the Barnabas Fund was MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.
MEMRI could hardly be accused of being unbiased. On the other hand, if The Times is to be trusted, we must at least thank them for bringing us gems like 'The tragic martyrdom of the Hamas bunny', and some of the other clips to be found on Daniel Finkelstein's Comment Central.
Hold on - Finkelstein - do I smell a rat? Or in this case, a mouse?
Oh dear. I wonder if Richard Dawkins doesn't have a point after all.
14 March 2009
PS for the original 'Kill the Wabbit', see the brilliant pastiche on Wagner, What's Opera, Doc?, here. It just may restore your faith in human nature. Or maybe not.
PPS, I suppose there's a possibility that it is a 'viral' (if that's the right word), like this one showing Hitler discovering his BNP membership has been leaked. OK, it contains swearing, but which is more obscene, dead bunnies for Palestinian children, the way Christians treat one another, or a few swear words to make you laugh?
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