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White House questioned Charlie Hebdo's 'judgment' in 2012 over inflammatory cartoons

Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine struck by a terror attack Wednesday, has for years sparked controversy with its satirical cartoons. And in 2012, after the publication ran images of a naked Muhammad, the White House defended the magazine's right to publish the cartoons while questioning its "judgment" in doing so.

"We don't question the right of something like this to be published," former White House press secretary Jay Carney said. "We just question the judgment behind the decision to publish it."