Time Magazine (June 1933):
Bank Reaction to Intro of FDIC Deposit Insurance -- From a TIME magazine article in 1933 at introduction of FDIC and deposit insurance:
Through the great banking houses of Manhattan last week ran wild-eyed alarm. Big bankers stared at one another in anger and astonishment. A bill just passed by both houses of Congress would rivet upon their institutions what they considered a monstrous system of guaranteeing bank deposits. Such a system, they felt, would not only rob them of their pride of profession but would reduce all U. S. banking to its lowest level. They saw their deposits which they had spent a lifetime to build up and protect with their good names confiscated by the Government to pay for the mistakes and dishonesty of every small town bankster.
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Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat / NY Times:
‘South Park’ Episode Is Altered After Muslim Group's Warning — An episode of “South Park” that continued a story line involving the Prophet Muhammad was shown Wednesday night on Comedy Central with audio bleeps and image blocks reading “CENSORED” after a Muslim group warned the show’s creators that they could face violence for depicting that holy Islamic prophet. Revolution Muslim, a group based in New York, wrote on its Web site that the “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker “will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh” for an episode shown last week in which a character said to be the Prophet Muhammad was seen wearing a bear costume. Mr. Van Gogh was slain in Amsterdam in 2004 after making a film that discussed the abuse of Muslim women in some Islamic societies. …
discussion:Lachlan Markay / NewsBusters.org: Comedy Central Caves, Censors ‘South Park’ from Even Saying ‘Muhammed’Allahpundit / Hot Air: Comedy Central censors all references to Mohammed on “South Park” …Clifton B / Another Black Conservative: Comedy Central (aka Cowardly Central) censors South Park's Mohammed episodeBaron Bodissey / Gates of Vienna: Knee-Jerk Dhimmitude — I've never been a fan of South Park …Little Green Footballs: Comedy Central Backs Down After Islamic Group's Threats Over ‘South Park’The Live Feed | THR: ‘Muhammad’ now a dirty word on ‘South Park’Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs: Comedy Central Crushing Censorship: DO NOT SAY THE WORD MUHAMMADSharia …Mallory Simon / This Just In: ‘South Park’ Mohammed issue sparks debate among MuslimsFrances Martel / Mediaite: South Park Creators Defend Their Show Against Comedy Central CensorshipSmitty / The Other McCain: Craven-ness Central: Those Who Hate You Laugh At You, Without HumorDave Itzkoff / New York Times: After Warning, ‘South Park’ Episode Is AlteredTroy Reimink / MLive.com: Did ‘South Park’ go too far with Prophet Muhammad parody?Jesse Walker / Hit & Run: We Shall Not Be Bleeped — On South Park's website right now:Abe Greenwald / Commentary: Tragedy CentralWoody Hochswender / Big Hollywood: Now Is the Time for All Good Men and Women to Come to the Aid of ‘South Park’Left Coast Rebel: South Park Prophet Muhammad Episode 201 Censored?Robert / Jihad Watch: Comedy Central submits to Islamic intimidation …Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Puss TV UpdateMichael Sheridan / NY Daily News: ‘South Park’ creators warned: Poking fun at Muhammed could invite deadly Muslim rageJoshua Rhett Miller / Fox News: Comedy Central Censors ‘South Park’ Episode After Muslim Site's Threats
The Johnsville News (February 2006):
Danish Muhammed Cartoons and Islamic Vitriol -- The Islamic world is rioting because a few newspapers in Europe published some (12) cartoons with caricatures of Muhammed. Given how may times Jesus, Moses, and Buddha have had their caricatures done in the press it seems unreasonable for Muhammed (also translated as Mohammad) to get a free pass. Compared to some "political" cartoons these seem very tame. Here are the twelve cartoons that have caused the massive controversy...
The Johnsville News:
Backlash against the backlash