Tuesday, November 08, 2005

If You Want The News In France
Talk To Algerians

You see, Algiers, which is geographically to the south of France, is a Muslim country, so their reporters are able to penetrate the neighborhoods where the rioting is taking place, without armed escort. France 2, the government-owned TV network, yesterday announced that they would no longer give a daily tally the number of cars burned. This would indicate that the French government doesn't want you to know what is happening.

If it is true that the French government doesn't want news getting out, then, do you think they will give armed escort to journalists?

Hell no.

That's why, if you want the real news on France, you've got to turn to Algerians.

But, the truth is beginning to come out:

Callers on talk radio are starting to reveal what MSM is censuring: the racist, Islamist nature of the ongoing uprising.

State TV has already manipulated reports, albeit hamfistedly. The most notable example was the bait-and-switch reports about the handicapped woman doused with gasoline and burned by rioters. Every attempt was made to have viewers believe that race was not an issue.

The Socialist Mayor of Noisy le Grand, speaking on France Culture radio yesterday morning claimed that in his city women were dragged from their cars by their hair and, for all intense and purposes, stoned by rampaging youths (il a employé le terme "quasi lapidées" en fwançais). He also reported that molotov cocktails were thrown into people's homes. He then asked the Army to intervene. The host, somewhat shocked that a Socialist mayor would use such language on a live State radio broadcast, stammered for a few seconds. The reports have since slipped into a French media memory hole.

On a State TV France5 talk show, an Algerian writer living in Paris expressed shock at the scenes coming in from the suburbs where jellaba clad big brothers step in to calm youths and negotiate with police. He stated that such images reminded him of the happenings in Islamist neighborhoods of Algiers circa late 80s and early 90s. These images, very common in the first days of the riots, have now vanished from French TV screens which now favor scenes involving disenfranchised youths who repeat endlessly that they are victims of unemployment and racism.