Brian Doherty at L.A. Press Club on the Intoonfadah


Fans of the Los Angeles Press Club, or debate about fanatical pressure groups shutting down free expression, might want to stop by tomorrow night at the L.A. Press Club HQ to debate matters related to what I will always call, in honor of our Tim Cavanaugh, the Intoonfadah.

Extra bonus Reason content: moderated by our prodigal associate editor Matt Welch, nowadays slumming over at a little local rag called the Los Angeles Times. Here's an edited version of the whats, whos, wheres and whens from the L.A. Press Club Web site. As for the how, you'll just have to see for yourself.

The L.A. Press Club is pleased to host a lively panel discussion debating the ongoing fallout of the infamous Danish cartoons mocking the prophet Muhammad. Were newspapers prudent or cowardly for refusing to reprint the images? Do smaller publications and websites who reproduced them deserve praise or scorn?……

These questions and more will be pondered on Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the L.A. Press Club's headquarters at 4773 Hollywood Blvd., with a reception beginning at 6:30. Panelists include (but are not limited to):

Eddie Tabash—Chair of Center For Inquiry-West, constitutional lawyer, and chair of the national legal committee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Edina Lekovic—Communications director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (

Brian Doherty—Senior editor, Reason magazine (, and author of the forthcoming Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement.

Moderated by Matt Welch (, assistant editorial pages editor of the Los Angeles Times.
Price: Free for members, $10 for non-members.
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