Public name-calling ensues in wake of Charlie Hebdo shooting

The New York Times‘ editor called a professor who criticized an editorial decision an ‘a–hole’ and many commenters took issue with anti-Muslim comments from Rupert Murdoch. (NSFW language)

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A University of Southern California journalism professor took to Facebook to rail against New York Times editor Dean Baquet’s decision not to publish cartoons that sparked last week’s Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. Baquet responded on Facebook—and quite publicly—by calling the professor, Marc Cooper, an “asshole.”

Check out Cooper’s original post here:

In case you don’t care to pop into the comments and ensuing discourse between the two, Baquet responded, “Dear Marc, appreciate the self righteous second guessing without even considering there might be another point of view. Hope your students are more open minded. Asshole.”

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