Patterico's Pontifications


Responding To The Massacre In France

Filed under: General — Dana @ 2:34 pm

[guest post by Dana]

In response to the horror in France, cartoonists from around the world have taken to their drawing boards:




Wikileaks’ Julian Assange suggested that in response to the attacks:

The world must now avenge Charlie Hebdo by swiftly republishing all their cartoons. Censorship attacks are a losing move.

Your thoughts on a viable response?


12 Dead in Shooting at Newspaper That Depicted Prophet Mohammed

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:20 am

There has been a mass shooting at a Paris satirical newspaper known for publishing cartoons containing comic and derogatory depictions of the prophet Mohammed. The gunmen reportedly went from room to room asking for employees by name, and famous cartoonists are among the 12 people killed. The terrorists yelled “God is great” and “we have avenged the prophet!” in Arabic upon leaving.

Even the L.A. Times, which is prone to declaring the motives of Islamic extremists a “mystery,” can’t seem to pronounce itself baffled by the motive here.

Wouldn’t It Take Less Space to Tell Us What You Got Right?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:07 am

A correction in the New York Times regarding a story about Mario Cuomo’s funeral:

Correction: January 6, 2015

An earlier version of this article erroneously included one family member among the pallbearers. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was not one of them. The article also misidentified the youngest son of Mario Cuomo. He is Christopher, not Andrew. The article also referred incorrectly to the attendance of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. at services for the former governor. Mr. Biden attended the wake on Monday, but not the funeral service on Tuesday. Mr. Holder did not attend the funeral. And the article described St. Ignatius Loyola incorrectly. It is a church, not a cathedral.

Thanks to John Podhoretz on the Twitters.

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