While Fox News gleefully points fingers at Brian Williams, it might want to pay a little more attention to truth-telling within its own ranks.
As I previously reported, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was not satisfied with Fox's numerous apologies for reporting that there are sections of Paris that have been taken over by Muslims and made inaccessible to everyone else. Those falsehoods were hilariously mocked on French TV’s version of The Daily Show, Le Petit Journal.
But not everyone is laughing.
From Huffington Post:
Paris City Council authorized Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Wednesday to sue U.S. broadcaster Fox News for reporting there are "no-go zones" in the French capital where non-Muslims and police fear to venture.
City officials voted to file a lawsuit at a French court for defamation regarding comments on Fox News and a map it broadcast with eight such so-called off-limits areas circled in red. The report came when Paris was on high alert after attacks by Islamic radicals last month.
HuffPo also reports that Fox has vowed to vigorously fight the lawsuit. But, as I previously noted, Fox may well be better off settling.
Stay tuned! Meanwhile, check out one of Le Petit Journal’s send ups of Fox News' reporting underneath.
(H/T Raw Story)
News Corporation has been hit with numerous lawsuits by former employees, individuals, companies, etc.
A shareholder sued and Ruthless settled.
Ruthless was willing to settle on this lawsuit
These cases were settled
It’s cheaper for Ruthless to settle than drag it out in court over long periods of time.
I think there that I pointed out how the two situations prove that FoxNoise is NOT a legitimate news network. Propagandists rarely get suspended, much less fired, for being caught lying while legitimate news networks will fire their journalists who get caught lying.
Btw, has BOR admitted to the folks that he lied when he denied having ever reported on the “no go zones”? Eric Wemple had him dead to rights but if BOR apologized to the folks for his fib I must have missed it.
“These Workplace Bullies will probably settle out of court. Their corporate attorneys are not cheap……..”
AMEN TO THAT Antoinette. Remember that EXTREMELY FOOLISH lawsuit that Bully O’Lielly and Faux Spews filed against Sen. Al Franken ten years ago for “copyright infringement” because of the words “fair and balanced” in the title of Franken’s bestselling book, i.e. “Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right”? You can bet the house that Herr Goebbels II (i.e. Murdoch) and his faithful corpulent toady Jabba the Ailes were probably STEAMING MAD at O’Lielly after that lawsuit was THROWN OUT by the courts!