Christie Blatchford: Terrorists have cowed us all into a ridiculous self-censorship

Blatchford at her best

National Post | News

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What a day to be a journalist: To reprise an old Cold War-era saying, better read, it appears, than dead.

Every newspaper in the free world should today be reprinting one or another of the brilliant cartoons that may have provoked the wrath of the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, or the original offending cartoons of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 which set the Muslim world to rioting and puking in 2006 and which every paper in the free world ought to have reprinted way back then, but mostly didn’t.

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Among the dead in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we read, were not only the magazine’s editor, the cartoonist Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, and seven members of his staff, but also his police bodyguard. The magazine itself had already been attacked…

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