French Paper Fires Reporter for Exposing Anti-U.S. Bias
There are media even more biased than ABC's Peter Jennings: A French newspaper has fired a journalist who revealed the quisling French media's Saddamite bigotry against the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Alain Hertoghe’s "La Guerre a Outrances" (The War of Outrages) slaps the French media for continually and falsely predicting the war would end badly for the coalition that cowardly France refused to support."Readers can't understand why the Americans won the war," Hertoghe told the Associated Press. "The French press wasn't neutral."
The book notes that French "reporters" were more jingoistic than journalistic in writing their lies.Hertoghe, a Belgian, examined daily coverage by five major dailies: Le Monde, Le Figaro, Liberation, Ouest-France and his employer, La Croix. Over three weeks, the rags printed only 29 headlines condemning the genocidal dictatorship of French ally Saddam Hussein but 135 attacking President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair."As soon as there were a couple of wounded, of dead, they were talking about Vietnam, Stalingrad," Hertoghe said, whereas journalists who actually did their jobs and traveled with the troops to report reality observed that "the war was advancing well."
France's poor excuse for journalists, he notes in his book, "dreamed of an American defeat."La Croix fired Hertoghe on Dec. 15 after the embarrassing book was published, AP reported today.The five rags, taking a cue from the New York Times, have refused to mention the book exposing them.
Submitted by Terry T.