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Critic’s Notebook

Partisan messages now easier than ever to spread with film, video

Welcome to the new soapbox. You may or may not like what you hear.

Events across the Muslim world in the past week and a half, with angry protests leading to multiple deaths, have only underscored how easy it is for anyone with a camera to send the world a virulent message. All this over “Innocence of Muslims,” a buffoonish, cheap-looking video that insults the prophet Mohammad in the most juvenile manner imaginable?

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