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Fulmer as Jesus?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Shifty Squid, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    From a journalistic standpoint, I'm curious what you guys think of this, from the Daily Beacon, the Univ. of Tennessee's student newspaper: http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=37511.

    Should a newspaper avoid statements like this that could be potentially inflammatory toward a large portion of their readership, especially in the Bible Belt? Are there different standards for this sort of thing for a student paper rather than, say, the Knoxville News Sentinel? Was this purposefully offensive?
  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    One of the most famous magazine covers in history had Muhammad Ali as St. Sebastian with arrows sticking out of him, a more obscure religious figure than Jesus, but a religious figure nonetheless. It was done by Esquire in 1968 and then spoofed more recently by Radar with Tom Cruise taking Ali's place. I think people in Tennessee are taking this way too seriously.

  3. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Man, Jesus has really let himself go these days.
    Maybe he should think about joining a gym.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    yeah... although it'd been great if they had fulmer-jesus eating a krispy kreme
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Great pumpkin works. Since just like Linus' fictional favorite, they both disappear come November.
  6. If Fulmer were Jesus, we'd all still be Romans.
  7. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    He probably thought that idea was immaculately conceived.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wouldn't kill him to leave the loaves and fishes and try a salad once in a while, either
  9. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    And much like every other conception in that office, it was a mistake.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    christians find more reasons to be pissed off than any other subsection in the world. ... jesus christ.
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