posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:50 PM
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
I know for a FACT that France was aware of us smearing Saddam and case building via public opinion in the media. They were one of the most vocal
critics of that war.
...back to the subject.......
where were the handcuffs there??
French President Jacques Chirac has become the latest Western leader to speak out against an American attack on Iraq.
He condemned US threats to attack Iraq unilaterally, saying that a United Nations mandate should be sought for military action.
That is relevant to this topic how??
Originally posted by coquine
Do you know everything about France?
Irrelevant. Knowing "everything" about a nation is not the point. There is no equivalence whatsoever between "knowing everything" and
"knowing one thing."
Then I shall re-phrase the question-
Did you know about this law in France before this event? Or their cultural values concerning images used in media?
Originally posted by coquine
Yes, they were aware of those events, yet even I never saw a photo of either of them in handcuffs during those events. (?)
Its still trial in the court of public opinion. Much like showing mug shots of people like Micheal Jackson, or OJ SImpson, or various other
celebrities whose legal troubles hit the international media cycle.
The international community has cared a bit less about pop music stars and football players, but there again, no photos of them in handicuffs were
shown here before their judgement.
the statement that someone must have their heads somewhere dark and isolating is not a "feeling." Its a statement of truth phrased in a way
I found personally satisfying.
It is not a intellectually sincere argument. It is satisfying to your emotions because it is words that are cultural "button pushers" and usually
push the buttons of those they target, repressing their faculties for logical and reasonable argument.
Its impossible that France could be aware of how we operate in the media. We have done it too many times, in too many instances that have hit
the international news scene.
Though the french are aware that the press will always strive to have such power of the masses, they assumed (mistakenly) that the US must have some
minimal laws in place to limit their ability to do so.
"The American Press" is not here defending their title and the feelings of the French. You are.
I did not start this thread, in which the topic is the feelings of the french people. I do not share their feelings either.
The french did not bring to the american public their feelings- the american press did. (just watched the evening news and a reporter in the US let us
know that the americans have found out the feelings of the french and are very focused upon that). Even the french are wondering why the americans are
bothing to focus on how they feel, and wondering why you care.
In any case, they did not impose their feelings upon the american media. It was their business and irrelevant.