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David Horsey
Rude and crude French cartoonists died for our freedom
Rude and crude French cartoonists died for our freedom

I have received many messages of solidarity from friends and readers in the couple of days since Islamic terrorists stormed into the Paris office of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, and murdered 12 people, including several cartoonists. One friend -- a prominent officeholder who, despite getting his share of barbs from reporters, nevertheless understands the absolute necessity of maintaining an unfettered news media -- wrote in an email: "I am thinking of you following the France assault on journalists. It follows the loss of something like 40 journalists in the Mideast. Freedom cannot exist without people willing to ferret out the truth." I appreciated his...

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