See ya real soon, Martyr Mouse

Farfur, the Islamic Mickey Mouse and star of his own show on Hamas satellite TV, died a brutal death in an episode last week at the hands of an Israeli official after refusing to turn over a deed to his ancestral lands. Whoa! That’s some intense must-see kids’ propaganda! Was Quentin Tarantino the guest director? Equally disturbing was the host’s “political discussion” via telephone with a 3-year-old during the telecast. Say what you will about Western media, but I’ll take ads for sugar-frosted treats, fatty foods and questionable video games over this kind of stuff any day. (Though if the CIA blasts Barney, well, it’s probably for the best.)

—Posted by David Gianatasio