Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Because one third of the media is controlled by Hachette, part of the Lagardère group, and Arnaud Lagardère is an intimate friend of Sarkozy (he presented him to his employess as such: 'this is not my friend, this is my brother', and he got Alain Genestar, the Editor in Chief of Paris Match, fired for publishing the picture of Cecilia Sarkozy with her lover last year).

Because another third is controlled by Marcel Dassault, a rabidly rightwing guy (and UMP MP).

Both Lagardère (EADS) and Dassault (Dassault) are big arms groups wholly dependent on State orders.

And the rest is in terrible financial situation and thus dependent on existing State subsidies

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Nov 17th, 2006 at 09:56:23 AM EST
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