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It is sadly unclear whether this article will put lives at risk

The Onion, one of America’s best known satirical publications, responded to the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France with a sobering article that concludes, “At press time, although the consequences of this article are reportedly still unclear and actual human lives may hang in the balance, sources confirmed that the best thing to do—really the only thing to do—is to simply put it out there and just hope that it does some good.”