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why, oh why, does our media have to fall for it hook, line and sinker?

Exactly what I was wondering earlier this evening after watching Bernard Kouchner on France3 News. The anchorperson (Catherine Matausch) was wound up like a clockwork tank, interrupting, hounding him, because of course it was known he was now on the side, with the Germans, of calming things down. She wanted to know, after what Brown had said (see above), what courage the EU was going to show faced with Russia, and it was obvious to her "we" were going to back down as usual. Kouchner temporized and sidestepped, while she was really surprising: she seemed to have decided it was a matter of principle that she was going to harass the Foreign Minister because "we" were being too weak.

The terribly obvious thing was that she was sincere. Just as was Pierre Weill on France Inter last week, harassing Dimitry Rogozhin before the NATO meeting in Brussels.

How does this happen? How do they forget (or relativize) Kosovo or Iraq, how do they sideline the deliberate Georgian aggression? It would be interesting to have a conversation with these people and ask them that question.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Aug 31st, 2008 at 03:28:52 PM EST

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