Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, March 28, 2003

France is going to start their own version of CNN because they think CNN is pro-war?

This "CNN à la française" was first announced during the election campaign of the French President last year. The government recently made a call to accelerate its creation. The plans for the project should to be submitted before April 22.

French President Jacques Chirac's idea is that "France should be more strongly represented in the battle of images". The news cable television could hit the airwaves as soon as next year.

The television will not be governmental, but will promote the French point of view in international politics and give President Chirac the possibility of international influence. The channel would initially broadcast in Africa, Middle East and Europe and eventually would broadcast in Arabic, English and Spanish.

So, let me get this straight. It wouldn't be "governmental" but will be expected to promote the French government's views? Sounds like the description of Iraqi TV that we are getting from AI.

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