Monday, July 5, 2010

A Tale for Saint-Simon

The story of the nomination of Rémy Pflimlin to head France Télévisions needs a Saint-Simon capable of recounting, in all its savory detail, the court intrigue. Perhaps one of the losing candidates, or the disappointed éminence grise, Alain Minc, will regale us with the backstabbing and logrolling. But one thing is clear: this is not the way the media should be run in a democracy. It isn't quite "Berlusconization." France, after all, has different traditions, and the monarchical presidency was not invented by Sarkozy.

The Beat Goes On

Dans un rapport à sa hiérarchie, le procureur de Nanterre indique qu'il entend enquêter sur les conditions de l'embauche en 2007 de l'épouse du ministre Eric Woerth par la société qui gérait la fortune de Liliane Bettencourt, héritière de L'Oréal. (Le Monde)