• Watch Conan O’Brien Deliver An Amazing Message On Freedom Of Speech After Paris Massacre

    Among the bevy of late night talk show hosts, Conan O’Brien’s sober message about yesterday’s terrorist attack on satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was right on the money.

    “There was a terrible tragedy in France today; 12 people were killed because a satirical newspaper made jokes that some group found offensive,” he said, adding that the massacre “really hits home for anyone who, day in and day out, mocks political, social and religious figures.”

    Conan O’Brien continued by saying that yesterday’s attack is a reminder for Americans that freedom of speech is “a right some people are inexplicably forced to die for.” And it’s “terribly sad,” he concluded, that people “now have to think twice before making a joke. It’s not the way it’s supposed to be.”

    In the aftermath of the attack, cartoonists from Philly to the Netherlands took to their canvases to pay tribute to their slain brethren and are using their pens and political humor to fight back and stand up for free speech.

    So far, one of three French nationals being sought by police for the attack has turned himself in. A massive manhunt is underway for the remaining two suspects.

    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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