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Charlie Hebdo 'Wandered Into The Realm Of Hate Speech,' Says Doonesbury Cartoonist Garry Trudeau
by Gabriel Arana
Famed Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau slammed his counterparts at Charlie Hebdo -- the French satirical newspaper that was attacked by terrorists in January -- at the George Polk journalism awards on Friday, saying their work "wandered into the realm of hate speech." The attack on the publication, which has mocked Islam and other faiths in its pages, ignited a fierce international debate over free speech and racism.
"Free speech … becomes its own kind of fanaticism," Trudeau said as he accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organization, adding that cartoonists' role is to "punch up" rather than down.
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