On Fri, 5 May 2006 13:41:58 +0200, you wrote:
Hmm, to play devil's advocate, how would you feel
if someone deleted a
hard-core pornographic image, and didn't replace it with a link? I
doubt you would call it vandalism. I believe that most (some?) Muslims
find these cartoons extremely offensive, so it's not surprising that
they would remove them without replacing them with a link.
I kind of agree, but only to this extent: the reader of an article on
a porn "star" is unlikely to be looking for a neutral analysis of the
star's life and work, and if they are they are probably going to be
disappointed. A reader of the article on the cartoons might
reasonably be expected to be looking for a balanced view of the
Most porn articles I've seen link to the subject's website, generally
that is the sole "reliable" source of information in the entire
article, and most of the pictures used on the articles are asserted
fair use, very few are free or released by provable authority.
So I personally would not include the cartoons in the article, because
they are considered offensive by many of the potential readers and
that will colour their view of the neutrality of the article, but
undoubtedly would link to them since the whole issue makes little (or
at least much less) sense if you've not seen them.