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  • Murdered Charlie Hebdo Editor in 2012: “Disarm Them With Humor”

    It’s a sad day for the freedom of expression. Back in 2012, Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, who was murdered in today’s outrageous Paris terror attack, spoke about his newspaper’s mission.

    It’s been 20 years since we’ve been doing provocation, and it’s being noticed only when we talk about Islam,” Charb said. “You have to take them as they are. One has to mock them using humor, disarm them with humor.”

    He was also quoted quite memorably as saying, “I would rather die standing than live kneeling.”

    Rest in Peace, Charb, as well as your fellow Charlie Hebdo staff members.

    Watch a brief clip of this true champion of free speech above.

     


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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