Saturday, June 12, 2004

"The Lies, the Manipulation, and the Pressure of Every Type"

The independant newspaper announces that the cover story of its weekly Le Monde 2 will be devoted to
The story of the lies, the manipulation, and the pressure of every type exercised by the peace camp to keep a psycopath in power in Baghdad.
Ha, ha, just kidding. You didn't really believe that, did you?! You're so gullible. No, here is the actual cover story.
The story of the lies, the manipulation, and the pressure of every type exercised by the Bush team to take the United States to war.
Thank goodness for the newspaper of reference. What would the French citizenry do without it?

Meanwhile, France 2 announces it will show a documentary denouncing the "trickeries" of the head of state. Jacques Chirac? Of course, not. The documentary of the state-owned television channel is called "The World According to Bush". (It is based on the book La guerre des Bush "which reveals strange shadowy zones around the Iraq conflict"; apparently the strange shadowy zones of the French, Russians and other peace camp members are not worth speaking, and writing, about.)

(And what a good thing it is that, in France, they don't "forcefeed dogma" to people, young and otherwise, but teach them "to keep their minds open until they can figure out the truth or falsity of a thing for themselves". No, here in France they do not "control every aspect of their education, make them recite approved creeds by rote, and severely punish any dissent". The French quest to have every last citoyen explore thoroughly every aspect and every viewpoint of every issue is never-ceasing. How on Earth could you think anything different?)

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Sounds familiar. Hasn't ARTE (alias Elite WeaselAxis TV) already shown this codswallop?

    With ARTE obviously, the wonders of modern technology make it possible to listen to the same rubbish in French AND German for anybody lucky enough to own a stereo TV set. Which boils down to the following maths:
    1 lie in French + 1 lie in German = 1 TRUTH

    The coroner

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  2. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Sounds familiar. Hasn't ARTE (alias Elite WeaselAxis TV) already shown this codswallop?

    With ARTE obviously, the wonders of modern technology make it possible to listen to the same rubbish in French AND German for anybody lucky enough to own a stereo TV set. Which boils down to the following maths:
    1 lie in French + 1 lie in German = 1 TRUTH

    The coroner

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  3. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Sounds familiar. Hasn't ARTE (alias Elite WeaselAxis TV) already shown this codswallop?

    With ARTE obviously, the wonders of modern technology make it possible to listen to the same rubbish in French AND German for anybody lucky enough to own a stereo TV set. Which boils down to the following maths:
    1 lie in French + 1 lie in German = 1 TRUTH

    The coroner

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  4. Anonymous11:30 PM

    That was hilarious (and depressing) Erik! :D

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  5. It me reminds that like in the Soviet Union , the soviet media denounced always american government but never their own . France 2 is state-owned tv channel , its so-called journalists known their boss is Mr Chirac.

    Le chien ne mord pas son maître , France 2 est une chaîne de l'Etat français , ses journalistes ne sont pas indépendants , et ils sont bénéficiaires des faveurs de la classe politique .Donc pas de critique même tout petit envers son maître! Mais non , il y a quelque critiques quand même ,car quelque fois il faut faire semblant.
    Le Monde est toujours prêt à vomir ses haines sur USA et en plus régulièrement , mais où sont les dossiers sur génocide Rwanda , enlissement français en Côte d'ivoire , ..., il faut les sortir régulièrement , des centaines de milliers rwandais morts , pourtant.

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  7. Anonymous3:42 PM

    I apologise for the multiple posting above.

    The coroner

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  8. How can you be so cynical and untrusting? You know that Le Monde is only telling us this for our own good and our own edification and that it is the truth and nothing but the truth, so there -- Pfffth. After all we need to have someone tell us what the government in search of a nation is thinking in our name. Of course La Belle France is always right and "progressive" in what its policies are (that just means that if it somehow works we were right, if it doesn't then either throw more money at it or change it to the new "progressive" position).

    Does anybody in France think for themselves or do they always wait for Le Monde to tell them what they HAVE to think!!

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  9. Anonymous2:32 AM

    "And what a good thing it is that, in France, they don't 'forcefeed dogma' to people, young and otherwise, but teach them 'to keep their minds open until they can figure out the truth or falsity of a thing for themselves'"

    Yeah, I was actually opposed to these things (forcefeeding dogma etc.) and made the point that the youth of france were most likely brainwashed with anti-American propaganda. So don't for a second think that I believe modern Paris to be some sort of Athens reborn.

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