I might have mentioned that my father had a wonderful sense of humor but sometimes he crossed the line. I do it too. Satire is like that, it crosses the line. In this politically correct world that we live in sometimes satire and bad jokes between friends are important. They remind us that they are unacceptable.
The French newspaper Charlie Hebdo crosses the line all the time and in my opinion, often distastefully so. However the massacre that took place in their offices last week had nothing to do with humor, satire or distaste. This was terror. This was murder.
We hold the right to free speech sacred in a democratic society, it can not be censored if it is to remain free.