Over at ongoing, Tim Bray takes time out to point to some slightly funnier religious cartoons. (No point echoing his links; go see for yourself.) And along the way he makes the not unreasonable point that ...

“a lot of people in Arab dictatorships genuinely have no notion that a press can be independent, so getting mad at the whole country is a little less loony than it sounds. If a Syrian paper published something nasty (actually, I suspect they probably do), it would be entirely appropriate for reasonable people to get mad at the Syrian government.”

Which is kind of obvious, but nonetheless worth repeating.

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