John Menadue. Freedom of speech and Charlie Hebdo


The attacks on journalists and others at Charlie Hebdo have quite rightly attracted a great deal of attention.  But Charlie Hebdo can be outrageously provocative. See below this ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting which Charlie Hebdo published in its last edition of 2014.

It says:

Shit in the creches
Finish off the handicapped
Shoot all military personnel
Strangle the priests
Make mincemeat of the cops
Burn down the banks.

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I say no more!   John Menadue

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John Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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