Now that the dust has settled in the area of cartoon rage violence (is it too early to say that?), it's safe to say that one of the strangest comments was made by the always-reliable Prof. Stanley Fish (now of Florida International University). You apparently can't read the whole piece on line without subscribing to the New York Times, but you can see part of it here.
For years now Prof. Fish has consistently argued that censors are right and their victims are wrong, or at least that they have equal value, provided only that the censors are sincerely offended at verbal affronts to their dignity. My own view is that his comments on the cartoon violence, in which he appears to take the side of the rioters, make his basic position look absurd, but you of course can make up your own mind.