Friday, November 04, 2005

French Foreign Ministry:
There's Nothing To See Here. Move Along

From Reuters:

With the blazing suburbs making headlines around the world, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei complained about foreign coverage of the riots -- without naming any media -- and said foreign tourists were not in danger.

"One is sometimes surprised at the international coverage of these events," he told reporters. "These are very serious incidents ... but we are very far from such a serious situation as some commentaries or television reports lead one to think."

Oh, I'm sorry about that Jean-Baptiste (he must be married :). I take it all back.

There's nothing going on in France, folks. Nothing at all. It's the same old Paris. Beautiful city to visit on a vacation.