Randy Petersen: Freedom of expression comes with a fine line

For journalists — especially those working in the realm of opinion — it's hard not to take the attack on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hedbo personally.

As a result, each of the editorial cartoonists regularly featured in the Post-Bulletin have weighed in on the subject. Charlie Hedbo was likely best known in the United States for featuring satirical depictions of religions, most notably featuring Muhammad, a fact that had produced threats from Muslim extremists.

Ranging from anger at the terrorists to showing solidarity with the slain cartoonist and editors, the men and women frequently featured on these pages with differing viewpoints made one thing clear — freedom of expression cannot be squashed by terror. Newspapers quickly followed suit. The Chicago Tribune's editorial board wrote: Continue>>>