News Anchor Cuts Off Guest Attempting to Show Charlie Hebdo Cover

By Brian Flood 

SkySky News is among the networks refusing to show the front page of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo which features a cartoon image of Muhammad.

But a guest on one of the news programs today, nearly got away with showing it.

Former Charlie Hebdo writer Caroline Fourest was booked to talk about the newspaper when she reached over and picked it up saying, “It’s crazy, that in the U.K. you cannot show a simple drawing, as that.” She was quickly cut off.

“We’ve chosen not to show that cover, so we’d appreciate Caroline not showing that,” the disheveled anchor said before stating, “I do apologize  for any of our viewers who may have been offended by that, as you know here at Sky News we’ve taken an editorial decision not to feature the cover of Charlie Hebdo.”

Sky News is owned by 21st Century Fox, which also owns Fox News Channel. Fox News is among the few media entities that has shown the cartoon.

(h/t Politico)

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