Sunday, November 13, 2005

French TV bosses try to influence voters

Last Thurday a French Media Mogul stated that he is holding spectacular news away from his audience in order to forestall a move to the right by the French public.

"Politics in France is heading to the right and I don't want rightwing politicians back in second, or even first place because we showed burning cars on television," Mr Dassier told an audience of broadcasters at the News Xchange conference in Amsterdam"

By contrast an English Media Master stated that the riots would have been very newsworthy had they occurred in the UK:

John Ryley, the executive editor of Sky News, said his channel would have handled a similar story in Britain very differently:

"We would have been all over it like a cheap suit. We would have monstered the story, and I didn't get the impression that happened in France".

However this is not what we saw. During the Birmingham riots three weeks ago between Blacks and Asians the TV media remained eerily quiet. The media in Western society are obviously not interested in presenting any news that might darken the image of the Great Multicultural society. For honest reporting trust the internet.

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