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Lisa de Moraes: Joe Biden keeps his cool in 'The View' hot seat

Vice President Joe Biden discusses his audible expletive and Sarah Palin's appeal during an appearance Thursday on ABC's "The View."

"Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too," Stone and Parker continued.

In last week's episode, viewers were led to believe Muhammad had on a bear mascot costume. After that episode debuted, the Web site posted a statement saying, "We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid.

"They will probably end up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show," the group warned.

That's a reference to the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 after making a documentary about violence against Muslim women. The Web site illustrated its point with a photo of Van Gogh's body, according to news reports. The site also posted the addresses of Comedy Central's New York headquarters and of the "South Park" production company.

In this week's episode, all verbal references to Muhammad were bleeped out, and the bear costume was unzipped to reveal Santa Claus inside. All images of Muhammad were redacted with a large black strip on which had been written the word "censored."

Parker and Stone included images of Muhammad in a 2001 episode that was not censored.

Comedy Central confirmed their version of what happened to this week's episode but declined further comment.

For more, read the Comic Riffs blog for Comedy Central host Jon Stewart's take on the network's "South Park" censorship.

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