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Former 'Onion' Editor on the 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack: "We Cannot Police Our Own Thoughts"

"They cannot kill everyone who disagrees with them. There are not enough bullets in the world for that. The most responsible thing we can do is be aware that the most likely threat to freedom will now come from within. We cannot, should not, police our own thoughts – or the thoughts of our fellow citizens. Because the First Amendment does not just protect our free speech; it protects all expression, including religion."

- In a piece for MSNBC, former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reflects on today's horrific terrorist attack at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier.

Unearthing Steve Allen and Lenny Bruce's Unaired Discussion on Free Speech

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it's a library, so keep it down.)

Not too long ago, a fella by the name of Daniel Tosh stirred up a debate on the Internet about what is okay [...]