Cowardly Eurabian self-censorship

Despite what you may have heard, YLE will show (fi) the Danish documentary Bloody Cartoons.

YLE producer Iikka Vehkalahti said that the original decision to not show the documentary was made because of normal programming concerns, not due to fear of fanatical Muslims. The original plan was to show eight of the ten documentaries in the Why Democracy? series. First a documentary on Pakistan was added due to the recent events in that country, leaving the Danish documentary as the odd one out. Now it has also made the cut, because the brouhaha convinced YLE that there was a demand for it.

Of course, Vehkalahti said pretty much the same things (fi) already on Tuesday without any noticeable effect on the ensuing conversation. Taking a brave stance against censorship is just too appealing, I guess.

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