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Many commentators on French television and the major newspapers whined about the gross exaggerations of the riots in the foreign media.
"This is not Chechnya," one angry resident of Clichy-sous-Bois, the isolated Paris immigrant suburb where the rioting began two weeks ago, angrily told The Australian at a memorial rally for the town's gym, burned down the evening before by a gleeful mob of pyromaniacs.
But over the weekend the rioting did not abate. Indeed, for the first time since the violence exploded on October 27 after two teenage boys were electrocuted in Clichy-sous-Bois -- the pair took refuge in a power substation believing they were being chased by police -- the crisis spread to a major city centre.Then there is this gem from French blog Non Pasaron. The duplicitous Froggies had usurped the EU in much the same way as they did the UN, in order to promote their doctrine of Amerikahatred. At last, they are being tipped out.
In France 2's 8 pm news today, the French population was informed that there is "a witch hunt" against the French in Brussels (or as an UDF politician put it, against the French idea of the EU as a strong entity, united against America).