Sacre Bleu! Clowns Français Réclamer Apologie de Fox Nouvelles VP Michael Clemente

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Le Petit Journal: French Clowns Demand Apology from Fox News VP Michael Clemente

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After mocking Fox & Friends earlier this week for their coverage of France’s supposed “no-go” Muslim zones, French TV show Le Petit Journal has launched an email campaign urging its viewers to demand an apology from Fox News’ Executive Vice President of News Michael Clemente…(read more)

The show promoted the campaign, along with Clemente’s email address on Twitter Friday:

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A Practical Definition of “No-Go”

Certainly there are areas of France where crime and violence is rampant, that travelers and non-residents may avoid, and where police may intercede in only with caution and difficulty — some of which are home to significant Muslim populations — but as others have noted:

[Some] confound the idea in France of a special economic zone with the problem of the cités, that is, regions in the urban periphery of French cities, that are populated by an underclass consisting largely of immigrants from Muslim countries. Comparable to the “projects” in the United States or “housing estates” in Great Britain, the relationship between the inhabitants of the cités and the police is often adversarial. For example, in a form of protest that has become a sort of annual tradition, 940 cars were set on fire this past New Year’s Eve, primarily in the vicinity of the cités. Most French people would consider that police authority is, at best, tenuous in the cités and the police exercise extreme caution performing their duties there….French law applies everywhere in France, including the cités, whatever practical obstacles may exist to its application….read more 

The Fox News Obsession 

It’s an exercise in confirmation bias on the Left

Kevin D. Williamson writes:
The “Fox News Is Stupid and Evil” article is by now its own genre of journalism, albeit one that almost nobody does very well…
Ironically, these “Fox News Viewers Are Stupid!” stories are little more than a large and intense exercise in confirmation bias, indulgences of the very thing that the people who push them attribute to their antagonists. The Left has learned over the years that winning debates is difficult but discrediting people and institutions is relatively easy. You point the finger and yell “racist!” or “stupid!” or “stupid racist!” long enough and loud enough and it will start to stick….
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…And if that doesn’t work, Harry Reid is ready to repeal the First Amendment, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is ready to see you locked up for your political views.(read more)
[Also see – Kevin D. Williamson: The Obama Administration’s Curious Cable Jihad]

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