An American observer comments on French politics.
The takedown of Nicolas Sarkozy has failed. Winner Sarko/ loser Hollande/ big loser PS. ~ Taubira, Valle. The interview with Buisson's son is very sad. Was PB being blackmailed, or just working for another candidate? I wonder who is behind it all.FRENCH COURT BLOCKS SECRET RECORDINGS OF SARKOZYAP- A French court has ordered an ex-aide of Nicolas Sarkozy to pay 10,000 euros ($14,000) in damages and costs to the former French president over secret recordings that were published in an online journal, and instructed the publication to pull down the links.Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni, had demanded an emergency injunction blocking publication of their conversation, which surfaced in the online publication Atlantico. The court Friday ordered Atlantico to take down the audio files.Once-trusted aide Patrick Buisson was ordered to pay 10,000 euros in damages to Sarkozy for making the recordings, and Atlantico and Buisson were each ordered to pay 1,000 euros in court costs.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_FRANCE_SECRET_RECORDINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-03-14-07-51-28
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