Th Charlie Hebdo attack was widely condemned in our country. There was a flurry of news reports which stressed on how free speech was being attacked in the name of religion. This raises a vital question. Why was there such low coverage of the blocking of two Telugu channels, TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothi, only because they had criticised the incumbent government? Isn't this an attack on free speech? Maybe here lies the irony. The media, which is supposed to unearth the ugly realities of our democracy, chooses to ignore its own dirty laundry sometimes.