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Once More Unto the Breach

And, Core's Law of New Media, revisited.

Thanks to little green footballs for calling our attention, yesterday, to Rantings of a Sandmonkey, where it is revealed that the "outrageous", "blasphemous", "forbidden", etc., Mohammed cartoons had been published in the Egyptian newspaper El Fagr, October 17, 2005. Note that the bomb-in-the-turban cartoon, widely supposed to be the most "offensive", is right there in plain view:

Boycott Egypt @ Rantings of a Sandmonkey

The Sandmonkey noted that the October publication is also mentioned at Freedom for Egyptians; here's more of that same El Fagr page, where we can see six of the original twelve "outrageous", "blasphemous", "forbidden", etc., cartoons:

Egyptian Newspaper Pictures that Published Cartoons 5 months ago @ Freedom for Egyptians

Next, one of the cartoons is used on El Fagr's front page, right, as a teaser for "Special Reportage in Ramadan" inside; the date, in the lower left, has been enlarged into the middle of the image (standard European usage is day.month.year):

Egyptian Newspaper Pictures that Published Cartoons 5 months ago @ Freedom for Egyptians

The Sandmonkey also linked to der Standard, which had saved a screenshot from El Fagr's website, where we can see its resemblance to the preceding photo:

Front page, El Fagr website, October 17, 2005 @ der Standard

If nothing else, the Cartoon Wars demonstrate the truth of Core's Law of New Media:

There Is No Such Thing As Local News Anymore: In the Internet Age, anything anybody has said anywhere, anytime, can sooner or later become known everywhere else.

Perhaps, though, Core's Law of New Media needs to be updated:

There Is No Such Thing As Local News Anymore: In the Internet Age, anything anybody has said, or written, or done — anywhere, anytime — can sooner or later become known everywhere else.

P.S. For the searchers: Muhammed Cartoons, Muhammad Cartoons, Mohammad Cartoons.

(See also The Mohammed Cartoons Blogburst and Verboten.)

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 02/09/06 07:45:23 AM
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