[Vision2020] Paris mayor: We intend to sue Fox News

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Jan 20 10:18:45 PST 2015

Courtesy of CNN at:



Paris mayor: We intend to sue Fox News
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN Tuesday she intends to sue Fox News in the wake of the channel's coverage of supposed "no-go zones" for non-Muslims.
Hidalgo said the channel had "insulted" her city.

"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."

Amanpour's full interview will be televised on Tuesday afternoon.

Fox News representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 
Hidalgo's remarks 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 segments were widely mocked and challenged as inaccurate, particularly by French media outlets. 
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. 
"Fox & Friends," for example, displayed an apparent map of the "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." 
Fox News anchors issued several apologies on Saturday for the segments. 
With regards to Paris, "some of the neighborhoods were highlighted incorrectly," host Anna Kooiman said. 
At one point, Julie Banderas issued a blanket apology to "the people of France and England." 
Among those who ridiculed the claims was British Prime Minister David Cameron, who said, "When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fools Day." 


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Tom Hansen
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