2005: Danish newspaper Jyllend-Posten publishes cartoons deemed disrespectful and “blasphemous” against the “Prophet” Muhammed. The leaders of the Islamicist movement responded with threats against the paper. Newspapers and magazines refuse to print the cartoons out of fear of reprisals.
2008: New York Post publishes cartoon implying that a chimpanzee wrote the Stimulus Bill. The cartoon is deemed disrespectful and “blasphemous” against Dear Leader Chairman O. The leaders of the Black Fascist movement (Al Sharprton, Julian Bond) respond with threats against the paper; demanding the cartoonist and editor be fired. Newspapers exercise self-censorship in fear of reprisals.