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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

France: deep in denial

Vi Atlas Shrugs, French TV crew attacked by youths
Paris - Hooded youths attacked a crew working for French state television on Tuesday in a violence-prone suburb near Paris, injuring a cameraman, police and France 2 television said.

The youths attacked the six-strong team with iron bars as they tried to film in the Clichy-Sous-Bois neighbourhood early in the afternoon.

The cameraman suffered a blow to the head and needed medical treatment.

Clichy-Sous-Bois was the centre of riots that rocked France's poor, ethnically-mixed suburbs one year ago.
France2 news didn't carry anything on this attack in last evening's broadcast that was shown in the US, or in any other broadcasts today. No matter that their own people were the ones being attacked.

As I said two days ago, France is like a battered wife who keeps coming back to her handsome husband. They've gotten used to the abuse and put on the sunglasses and the pancake make-up to cover up the damage: the article concludes by saying
Violence has flared regularly in the run up to the anniversary but police say most neighbourhoods have remained relatively calm.
As long as they don't get near where you are, nothing's happening. And any act of violence by the poor minorities will be excused. Make no mistake, the poor minorities know that's contempt of the worst kind.

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