It IS in poor taste BUT

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Posted by Deacon42 at on May 05, 2004 at 11:43:07:

In Reply to: Any see the tasteless Pat Tillman political comic? posted by AsianPersuasion on May 05, 2004 at 11:24:59:

Fortunately we're not supposed to legislate taste. Business tends to
take care of censorship on its own, effectively circumventing the bill of
rights. Need another example? Disney reportedly will not allow
Miramax to distribute Michael Moore's new film "Fahrenheit 9/11"
because they're afraid that Jeb Bush will revoke Disney's tax breaks
in Florida.(article in, ironically, the New York Times)

Pat TIllman made an unbelievable sacrifice. Some soldiers over
there were kinda caught up in the machine, hoping to get some
money on the G.I. Bill, but also hoping to never see action, others
were probably caught up in the machine but eager to defend their
country, some volunteered, but how many turned down a lucrative
NFL contract to volunteer to be an Army Ranger? Not many. All of our
soldiers are brave and we have a kick ass army (aside from some
asshats I saw on Nightline last night).

Kudos to you for posting the comic, though. I don't agree with the
comic's message. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see it before
informing an opinion on it. Why are we so afraid of information and
opinion in this country? I don't think the cartoonist had even the
foggiest idea of what Pat Tillman was thinking when he made the
ultimate sacrifice. He's basically trying to rope Tillman's story in with
his own agenda.

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