April 4, 1991 |
Violence in children's cartoons has increased, according to a study by the National Coalition on Television Violence, a non-profit organization of mental-health specialists and media researchers. Anybody who has ever tried to sit through a Saturday morning or weekday afternoon of cartoons knows they're violent. You don't need the NCTV to tell you that. But here are the specifics: An average hour of prime-time television shows has eight acts of violence, according to the NCTV.
September 7, 1995 |
Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne rescinded his decision yesterday to ban reporters from the student newspaper from practice because of two critical cartoons, vowing instead to decline interviews with the paper. Osborne declared the ban Tuesday for Daily Nebraskan reporters after the cartoons were published last week. Osborne, who called the cartoons inappropriate, said: "Attending our practices is a privilege, not a right. " Osborne replaced the ban with stricter rules for all reporters.
February 16, 2006 |
LET ME BE perfectly clear: I am a Muslim, and I am offended by the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed. I also am offended and deeply disturbed by the reaction these cartoons have evoked. Being offended by cartoons should never give rise to the destruction of property and the taking of another's life. There is enough violence and killing in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Congo, Sudan and in hundreds of American and European cities where crimes occur every day. I have had enough of violence and hate.