Cognative Dissident

Thursday, January 13

Les fromages qui puent, qui puent!

Ah France... That magical land of wine, romance and hypocrites. Shocking, I know! In this case, it looks as if the Lagardère group is set to buy a 15% stake in Le Monde, one of France's largest (and more left-leaning) newspapers. Like me, you're probably not interested in the mundane details of French "economy," but what makes this story intriguing is that Lagardère, in addition to being a media group, is also one of France's largest suppliers of military hardware and advanced military technology.

Now, I personally don't have any problem with that. Lagardère is a business, and should invest its money where it think it can get the best return. Getting a piece of the selling-hyperoblic-tales-of-the-American-boogyman-to-the-French action sounds like a pretty sure bet to me. But can you imagine the consipiracy theories that would be propagated by outlets like Le Monde if, say, The Carlyle Group were to buy a significant chunk of the New York Times?

Well, I guess it's good to know that it's not only the French Government that will sell out its avowed "principles" for a few bucks.

3 Comments:

  • In fact, The Carlyle Group tried to take control over Le Figaro!
    And the French did imagine tons of consipiracy theories propagated by their media

    The Carlyle Group: www.thecarlylegroup.com/eng/geo/casestudy-755.html
    Stop Carlyle! http://isuisse.ifrance.com/stopcarlyle/aprovia.htm
    Réseau Voltaire: www.reseauvoltaire.net/imprimer892.html

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:17 PM  

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