"When we're insulted, and when we've had an image, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed," Hidalgo told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced."
Why? Because, FoxNews, that's why!
Hidalgo's comments about a lawsuit came after a series of Fox segments suggested there are parts of Paris and other European cities where Islamic law is practiced and where police are fearful to work. The "no-go" zone segments were widely mocked and challenged as inaccurate, particularly by French media outlets.Free legal advice to FoxNews: claim it was an attempt at humor.
Some critics have accused the network of using the controversial "no-go zones" idea to perpetuate a fearful narrative about Muslims, particularly in the days since terror attacks in Paris.
One Fox show, for example, displayed an inaccurate map of the alleged "no-go zones" in and around Paris. On another show, a guest who was identified as a security expert claimed that Birmingham, England is a "totally Muslim city where non-Muslims don't go in."
No, seriously; I understand that's a defense Dieudonne has available to him under French law, that no one could take the comment seriously, therefore it was not harmful.
It could work for Fox; that, or insanity.
Same thing, really.*
P.S. "No-go zones" are a wonderfully self-reinforcing meme. No one ever knows anyone who goes there or is from there, because no one can go there! It's a no-go zone! Which proves they must exist; I mean, if you knew someone from a no-go zone, it wouldn't be a no-go zone, would it?
It only stands to reason.
It's some catch, that Catch-22.