The shooting massacre at the Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has shaken the tenets of not only parody, but freedom of expression. Scott Dikkers is the founding editor of The Onion and served as editor-in-chief of the popular satirical news organization for 14 years. He joins us to discuss his experiences working in news satire, and how the deadliest attack France has seen since 1961 may affect the genre’s landscape.
Retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis is a decorated survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. In 2001, he was a Public Affairs Officer on duty at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the building. He joins us 12 years after that fateful day.
We look at the charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. What case can defense attorneys build for the suspect? What constitutional protections does he have? And how do terrorism cases differ from other charges? We have analysis.