Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, told CNN today she plans to sue Fox News after the network's coverage of purported "no-go zones" for non-Muslims. We can't decide who's dumber.
"When we're insulted, and when we've had an image, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed," Hidalgo told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced."
When asked which news network she planned "to take to court and sue," Hidalgo said: "Fox News, that's the name."
Does "The Streisand Effect" not translate into French? The best antidote for Stupid Speech is Smart Speech, not criminalizing Stupid Speech. Congratulations, Mayor Hidalgo, just weeks after the Charlie Hebdo massacre you managed to become a globally-celebrated foe of the free press.
Amanpour's full interview with the Paris mayor will be televised on Tuesday afternoon.