Glenn Hauman: Why You Damn Well Better Be Charlie Hedbo

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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2 Responses

  1. George Haberberger says:

    You know, I just read Mindy Newell’s article about the same subject and she was able to make her point without resorting to a cheap shot at Republicans. In fact, she admirably listed some conservative people who also could be targeted by extremists.
    To me, that made her opinion so much more substantial.

  2. mike weber says:

    I ain’t Charlie.

    I do, 100%, defend the right to publish what you damn well please and not be suppressed, jailed or killed for it.

    But what i’ve seen of Charlie Hebdo does not move me to associate myself with it directly.

    I ain’t Danny Escobedo nor Ernesto Miranda, but i fully support the result of the Supreme Court decisions that bear their names.

    All too often, the important cases and precedents involve people who are lowlife weasels – because even lowlife weasels have rights that need to be upheld.

    What i have seen of CH leads me to the opinion that the magazine is fairly out on the “weasel” end of the scale that runs from “Angel” to “Weasel” – racist, anti-semitic and generally producing material that would be right at home on 4chan.

    Randall Munroe’s mouseover text to this xkcd panel says:”I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”