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.

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