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Satire After The “Charlie Hebdo” Attack: A Talk With AJC Cartoonist Mike Luckovich

Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich in his office.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich in his office.
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A week after the deadly attack on its office, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo​ published a new issue. It sold out immediately.  The cover featured yet another cartoon image of the prophet Muhammad -this time shedding a tear.  

Satirical images of the Prophet have angered many Muslims.  But perhaps all of us have at some time been upset by satire.  So, should there be limits?  

WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich, who has just won the international Ranan Lurie political cartoon award, sponsored by the United Nations. Luckovich has also won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

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(Note: Luckovich’s cartoon in response to the “Charlie Hebdo” attack can be seen by clicking here.)