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  • Sky News Anchor Apologizes After Charlie Hebdo Writer Holds Up Mohammed Cover On-Air

    Just days after MSNBC blurred out the new Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cover, anchors at the United Kingdom’s Sky News Network nearly had a stroke on live television when the same cover was shown on-air.

    Caroline Fourest, a former writer for Charlie Hebdo, was decrying the self-censorship being practiced in the UK by not showing the satirical paper’s drawing of the Prophet Mohammed.

    “I’m very sad, very sad that journalists in UK do not support us,” Fourest said Wednesday on Sky News Tonight. “That journalists in UK betray what journalism is about by thinking that people cannot be grown enough to decide if a drawing is offending or not. Because you are not even showing it.”

    “Which is completely crazy that you cannot show as simple drawing as that,” she continued, holding up the Mohammed cover. “With Mohammed . . .”

    The Sky News cameraman can been see nervously zooming out and away from the controversial cover, but not before the top half was caught on camera. The cameraman cut away completely, the Sky News anchor threw a fit, and apologized, saying, “We at Sky News have chosen not to show that cover, so we’d appreciate it, Caroline, for not showing that.”

    “I do apologize for any of our viewers who may’ve been offended by that,” she added before the camera turned to the another flabbergasted-looking anchor.

    The Rupert Murdoch-owned cable news channel joins National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC that have all given one reason or another as to why they won’t run the drawings that mock Mohammed and Islam.

    Oddly enough this all happened on the same day that Charlie Hebdo sold millions of copies of its first issue since last Wednesday’s attack on their headquarters.

    Some copies of the magazine’s so-called “Survivor Series” were selling on ebay for as much as $560.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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