Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
we do have cable and satellite, but they reach smaller audiences, and thus the main TV channels still hold disproportionate influence.

And TF1, the first channel is private and unashamedly on the right. Its owner is Bouygues, the construction group that thrives on public contracts, and its boss, Martin Bouygues, is an old personal friend of Sarkozy.

And its journalists/stars (they spend more time in the "people" section of magazines" than working, it seems sometimes) are more interested in protecting their cozy relationships with those in power and with money.

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

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Feb 18th, 2007 at 07:13:55 AM EST
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What I'm arguing is that there already are some media critical of the Sarkozist MSM, and they are unable to counter the narrative of the MSM, usually at least.

However, for the 2005 Constitution referendum, they were able to counter the yes campaign. But it seems the MSM is campaigning much more strongly against Segolène than for the constitution.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Feb 18th, 2007 at 07:53:53 AM EST
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