Should American comedians stand up to Islamists?

January 9, 2015 3:45 PM

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LOS ANGELES – Many of America’s leading comedians — from Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart to Tina Fey, Louis C.K. and Bill Maher — expressed comradeship with the murdered victims in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris.

O’Brien said on his TBS show that “in this country, we just take it for granted that it’s our right to poke fun at the untouchable or the sacred." A clearly shaken Stewart, discussing free speech on “The Daily Show,” noted that comedy “shouldn’t have to be” an act of courage. Fey said during a promo...

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