Monday, January 19, 2015

Has hell just frozen over?

The far-right US-based entertainment-news group, Fox News, has apologized for it's statements that Paris has "totally Muslim" zones.

Why would I mention this?  My experience in the US is that the "news" is not about reality.  It's about telling people what they want to hear and feeding the fires of perception.

I say this remembering the difference between the news deliveries that I witnessed shortly after the Charlie Hebdo murders.  CNN's delivery of the day's events was a breathless stream of fear-inducing sentences and culturally approved coded phrases.

Though it's been reported in Europe, I'll bet dollars to doughnuts the apology will go un-noticed in the US.

No, hell has not just frozen over.  Fox News hedged their apologies to the world for their lack of accurate reporting.  Some things seem to never change.  Including Fox News habits of wishing the world to be a certain way.

Update: The city of Paris is suing Fox News for their "reports" on Muslim "no-go" zones.  To my way of thinking, it's about time Fox paid a price for their tabloid style presentations.

15e Traversée de Paris hivernale

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