'Gunmen' shoot up Charlie Hebdo offices, media neglects to report they're
Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that is famous for satirizing Mohammed. Eleven people have been killed, and an additional person has possibly been taken hostage. But from the media reports, you'd never know that anyone with a motive might have attacked Charlie Hebdo. In fact, you might think that the attackers were Amish or Baptist or even Jewish.
Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 10, French officials say.
Witnesses spoke of sustained gunfire at the office as the attackers opened fire with assault rifles before escaping.
Police have launched a major operation in the Paris area in their hunt for the attackers.
Charlie's latest tweet was a cartoon of the Islamic State militant group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The satirical weekly has courted controversy in the past with its irreverent take on news and current affairs.
The magazine was fire-bombed in November 2011 a day after it carried a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.
President Francois Hollande is at the scene and is planning to hold an emergency cabinet meeting.
Two of those killed are police officers, France's AFP news agency reports, and five of those wounded are critically injured.
An eyewitness, Benoit Bringer, told French TV channel Itele: "Two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs.
"A few minutes later we heard lots of shots."Developing....
Gee, I wonder what religion the gunmen were. Surely not from the 'religion of peace'....
By the way, according to my sources, Fox and CNN are reporting the story similarly to the Beeb. Yeah, sure, let's just pretend that Islam had nothing to do with it.
Okay, CNN's video is slightly better. Watch the video here (sorry- it's 2gb and there's no way I can post that).
'Gunfire erupted'? Good grief!