Joining Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press from Paris, new Charlie Hebdo editor Gérard Biard said that when news outlets such as NBC refuse to show their new cover after the recent Islamic terrorist killings, they “blur out democracy.”
The latest Charlie Hebdo cartoon featured a tearful Muhammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign. Sky News cut the footage as soon as a guest held up the cover just last week, apologizing to viewers for showing it.
“Listen, we cannot blame newspapers that already suffer much difficulty in getting published and distributed in totalitarian regimes for not publishing a cartoon that could cost them at best jail, at worst death,” Biard said.
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“This cartoon is not just a little figure, a little Mohammad, … it’s a symbol of freedom of religion, democracy and secularism. It is this symbol that these newspapers refuse to publish,” he continued. “This is what they must understand. When they refuse to publish this cartoon, when they blur it out, when they decline to publish it, they blur out democracy, secularism, freedom of religion, and they insult the citizenship.”
h/t: Daily Caller