One million copies of the french satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo will be printed next Wednesday instead of its usual run of 60,000
Charlie Hebdo will publish next Wednesday to show that “stupidity will not win,” columnist Patrick Pelloux told Agence France-Presse, adding that the remaining staff will soon meet.
It’s very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win.
Survivors of the attack on Charlie Hebdo were greeted at the offices of French daily newspaper Libération on Friday, from where they will produce next week’s edition of the paper. The local French papers are providing the surviving journalists with all the supplies they will need to assure 1 million copies are published by Wednesday; despite the massacre that has occurred. Twelve people, including five cartoonists and the paper’s chief editor, were killed in Wednesday’s attack that also left two policemen dead.
The cartoon-reliant newspaper’s name is inspired by the comic book character Charlie Brown from the series “Peanuts” (with “Hebdo” being French slang for weekly), and was founded in 1970. It seeks to amuse and provoke readers over current events with irreverent cartoons, by taking shots at everything from celebrities, presidents, the Pope, Islamic radicals and religions. Could this be a case of “when keeping it real goes wrong” in the world of journalism?
-Infinite Wiz (@infinitewiz)