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Publish and be damned

MK Shrimper

Well-known member
Aug 6, 2005
Something has been bothering me over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that have caused to much grief of late...and why I believe in a free press and OBVIOUSLY condemn any hostile action in relation to them or any other piece of journalism/art, I have to say that some of the cartoons have gone beyond the pale - all very well printing a cartoon of Mohammed crying, but raised on all fours with his arse & genitals showing? If that's French satire, then I'm missing the joke - it's obviously out there to offend, and causing offence is simplistic and easily done.

Apparantly CH has also depicted black men as monkeys and has been accused of anti-semetism but the free thinking world has leapt behind it to show support.

And before we get into it, there is no such thing as free speech - would any British newspaper print lurid cartoons of the Royal family for example.

And again.....I condemn any hostile action and the terrorist acts completely.