Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blowback?

Bernard Girard sees the lopsided vote at Le Monde in favor of the Bergé-Niel-Pigasse offer as a possible blowback against Sarkozy's ham-handed attempt to intervene in the ownership battle. What we don't know, Girard points out, is how either group in the bidding war proposes to restore the newspaper to profitability.

One might learn something from Pierre Lescure, a member of the conseil de surveillance of Le Monde, who will be interviewed tonight on Frédéric Martel's "Masse critique," France Culture, 19h.

UPDATE: Thierry Desjardins says that "Sarkozy porte la poisse."