FLASHBACK: White House blamed French magazine over cartoon

This morning TheBlaze reported that a masked gunman stormed into the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France, killing 12 people before escaping, including one police officer.

Glenn, Pat and Stu took to radio to discuss the horrific tragedy and to weigh-in on the discussion. The guys quoted a statement from Jay Carney a few years ago, about the French magazine involved in the shooting today. Stu quoted Carney, saying "We are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed, and we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this."

Stu took the opportunity to criticize the White House's statement, saying "So they are criticizing them for exercising free speech, first of all. We don't like the cartoon, so I get it, but listen--they can't even bring themselves to say it is a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed."

Despite the French President coming out and making a statement that this was indeed a terrorist attack, our White House failed to make a similar statement, Glenn discussed it this morning, saying "When the French president made that statement, then the spokes-person for the President came out and said, "Well, we aren't sure if it's terror or not."

According to Glenn, one of the key issues is political correctness, saying "Political Correctness is going to kill us."

Watch more of this conversation below.

Below is a rough transcript:

GLENN: We talk a little bit about what happened in France this morning? The White House still cannot bring themselves to be consistent on this.

STU: Listen to this quote. This is going back a few years. You have Jay Carney criticizing this same magazine that was attacked today.

"We are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the prophet Mohammed, and we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this."

So they are criticizing them for exercising free speech, first of all. We don't like the cartoon, so I get it, but listen -- they can't even bring themselves to say it is a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed.

"We are aware a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the prophet Mohammed."

They can't even bring themselves to say that it actually is a drawing of the prophet Mohammed. That's how ineffectual they are. Like to do that and to act as if you can take this problem seriously and you aren't going to have results like this is odd.

GLENN: Today on the TV show, I have that magazine, and you will be able to see it. We'll show the whole thing on television tonight, but it's pretty offensive. It is actually very, very offensive, but we bought it a couple of years ago, when it first came out, because I knew thing like this was going to happen and we wanted it for the history library, because what happens to people when, you know, they make a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed. It's a really offensive cartoon, but you don't kill twelve people.

Now, the president on Twitter has come out and call this had terror right?

STU: Yeah. They released a statement saying it was a terrorist attack. And echoing what the French have already said about it. Now --

GLENN: When the French president made that statement, then the spokesperson for the president came out and said wow, we aren't sure if it's terror or not.

STU: Josh Earnest came out and would not say it was a terrorist attack. Said it was violence. Kept essaying it was violence, even when he was called out, he did eventually start saying it, about an hour later.

GLENN: The guys, get out. They have a rocket launcher, and automatic weapons, they shoot holes all throughout this building, they kill twelve people, they leave and while they are leaving -- there's audio. Do you have the audio?

PAT: Of them leaving? No.

GLENN: Of the shooting. There's video of it. It's pretty intense. I heard it on Doc and Skip this morning on The Morning Blaze, but you can hear them say the prophet has been avenged. Prophet has been avenged.

Now, do you think that is?

PAT: I think that's workplace violence. Sounds like it to me.

STU: I don't think they are talk about P-R-O-F-I-T.

PAT: Profit and loss.

GLENN: Here's the president. Remember some of the words of the people around the president an the president himself.

OBAMA: The future must not belong to those that slander the prophet of Islam.

PAT: Interesting statement for today, because these people did slander the prophet Mohammed, and now they don't have a future. Guess he's kind of right in that context. Then remember, when they were trying to pin down Eric Holder on what exactly jihad and if this is part of jihad, I don't know what is, but the government -- our administration wouldn't even acknowledge the fact that jihad exists.

HOLDER: There are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these -- one, I think you have to look at each individual case. We are in the process now of talking to Mr. Shahzad to understand what it is that drove him to take --

VOICE: But radical Islam could have been one of the reasons?

HOLDER: There are a variety of --

VOICE: But was radical Islam one of them?

HOLDER: There are a variety of reasons why people do these things. Some of them are potentially --

VOICE: All I'm asking is if you think among those variety of reasons radical Islam might have been one of the reasons that the individuals took the steps they did.

HOLDER: You -- I think those people who espouse a version of Islam that is --

VOICE: Are you uncomfortable attributing any of their actions to radical Islam?

HOLDER: I don't want to say anything negative about a religion.

VOICE: Not talking about religion. Talking about radical Islam. Not talking about the general religion.

HOLDER: I'm saying a person -- Awlaki, for instance, who has a version of Islam --

PAT: He just would not do it.

GLENN: Wonder if he ever saying anything against Christians or Westboro Baptist Church and those Christians. Wonder if he's ever been on record saying anything at all about a radicalized sect of a religion.

PAT: Not sure.

GLENN: Why won't you say that? Why won't you say that? Political correctness is going to kill us.

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