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    Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/wo...show.html?_r=0

    Mockery is a national weapon inFrance, so when an American cable news channel raised false alarms about rampant lawlessness in some Paris neighborhoods —proclaiming them “no-go zones” for non-Muslims, avoided even by the police — a popular French television show rebutted the claims the way it best knew how: with satire, spoofs and a campaign of exaggeration and sarcasm.

    The show, “Le Petit Journal,” is a French version of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” — irreverent and reliant on mock correspondents who showcase the foibles of the high and mighty.

    Usually “Le Petit Journal” reserves its venom for French politicians and the local news media. But in the days after the terrorist attacks
    in Paris that left 17 dead, including 12 people at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, it set its sights on a trans-Atlantic target, America’s Fox News, after the channel claimed that swaths of England and France were ruled according to
    Shariah.
    It seems as if France listened to what the right wing American media said about their cities and they vehemently disagree. It's interesting how a lie can backfire so badly for a news agency. FOX News repeated a total lie so much that even the country that was attacked looked at them and said "What the **** are you talking about?!" - I think what FOX News should do is spend 4-5 days debunking their own lie and taking their "experts" to task for their wrongful assertions.
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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    Interesting. I think I saw all of that stuff. I seem to remember talk show guests talking about no go zones, not Fox itself. Fox airs all kinds of analyses and opinions, even left wing ones. I must have missed whatever fired up the French dander..

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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Interesting. I think I saw all of that stuff. I seem to remember talk show guests talking about no go zones, not Fox itself. Fox airs all kinds of analyses and opinions, even left wing ones. I must have missed whatever fired up the French dander..
    LOL what a comment from a Foxappologist. Not only did Fox News guests talk about it but also Fox News employees and the station went out of its way to promote this lie for days before it backfired on it big time.
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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    Now this is what I call a major, breaking news story. They are doing spoofs and satire of Fox News on a French TV show. Perhaps if we're really lucky, someone will post some breaking news on what Jon Stewart spoofed on his show last night.

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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    It seems as if France listened to what the right wing American media said about their cities and they vehemently disagree. It's interesting how a lie can backfire so badly for a news agency. FOX News repeated a total lie so much that even the country that was attacked looked at them and said "What the **** are you talking about?!" - I think what FOX News should do is spend 4-5 days debunking their own lie and taking their "experts" to task for their wrongful assertions.
    As long as there is Fox News, the Daily Show and it's foreign equivalents will never run out of material.
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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    The French have to use satire, they're humorless. They still think Jerry Lewis is the height of comedy.

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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The French have to use satire, they're humorless. They still think Jerry Lewis is the height of comedy.
    And defenseless, so what they do to compensate is anyones guess.

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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    The French are so funny.

    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    I'm guessing the right wing's honeymoon with the French didn't last too long....
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    Re: Fox News Becomes the Unwilling Star of a French TV Satire

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm guessing the right wing's honeymoon with the French didn't last too long....
    Guess not, when did that happen?

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