When journalists help terrorists win

The gentleman shown here, Stéphane Charbonnier, is dead.

The Charlie Hebdo’s publisher, known only as Charb, uses his cell phone as he shows a special edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on November 2, 2011 in Paris. Photo: Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images.

He was among the people killed in a terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo today.

Ten journalists and, later, two cops were slaughtered for exercising their freedoms.

Meanwhile, at the New York Daily News today, editors telling the story delivered the victory to their killers — a fearful censorship.

Showing far more courage, other journalists have stood up to the assault with the best weapon they have: their pens.

Related: Live blog from Paris (The Guardian).

World Have Your Say (BBC)

  • CHS

    The NY Daily has no problem showing the video clip (several times) of the apparent assassination of the French police or security officer, yet balks at showing the image that was one of the causes of it? They describe what happened to that officer and show the clip up until the point of the trigger being pulled, yet censor themselves from showing a cartoon image to not risk being offensive.

    I don’t even know what to say.