One day after the latest cover of Charlie Hebdo was unveiled, CNN and MSNBC have announced they will not show the cover on air, with the Turner network saying it was due to “potentially offensive images of the prophet.”
Both news organizations made their announcements during the 9 am hour, with hosts Carol Costello (CNN) and Jose Diaz-Balart (MSNBC) telling their viewers of each network’s respective decision.
“CNN will not show you the new cover, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, because it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet,” Costello said.
The cover cartoon shows the prophet holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign with the slogan above him reading “Tout Est Pardonné,” which translates to “All Is Forgiven.”
“NBC News and other networks have made the editorial decision not to show the cover,” Diaz-Balart said on “The Rundown” Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, Fox News showed the cover during it’s 9 am hour and will be showing the cover, according to the network.