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Old February 12th, 2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Paris Votes To Sue Fox News

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Paris City Council authorized Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Wednesday to sue U.S. broadcaster Fox News for reporting there are "no-go zones" in the French capital where non-Muslims and police fear to venture.

City officials voted to file a lawsuit at a French court for defamation regarding comments on Fox News and a map it broadcast with eight such so-called off-limits areas circled in red. The report came when Paris was on high alert after attacks by Islamic radicals last month.

Fox was widely mocked for that report and for comments describing the English city of Birmingham as "totally Muslim." The broadcaster later apologized for "some regrettable errors."

Hidalgo vowed to "save Paris' honor," and stressed the importance of image for a top world tourist destination.

A law firm representing Fox News said the broadcaster would fight any lawsuit brought in Paris.

"The decision by the City of Paris to bring legal proceedings against a United States news organization is antithetical to free speech," according to a statement provided by Fox News from lawyer Dori Ann Hanswirth of the Hogan Lovells law firm. "Fox News will invoke every protection afforded it under all applicable laws."
Good for Paris. These liars should be sued everyday in the US.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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File a lawsuit kid.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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How are they going to collect damages?
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so paris doesn't want people to know about the no-go areas? they didn't actually deny they existed. then maybe they should clean them up?
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I've been to Paris within the past year - I didn't hear about, nor run into any no-go zones.

Paris is safer than cities in the U.S. At least in Paris, the police don't shoot unarmed teenagers for being black.
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How are they going to collect damages?
The point would be to prove in a court of law that they were lying. The damages are irrelevant, therefore it's irrelevant whether they can collect them. *shrug*
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The point would be to prove in a court of law that they were lying. The damages are irrelevant, therefore it's irrelevant whether they can collect them. *shrug*
Provide the language from the lawsuit regarding your statement.
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so paris doesn't want people to know about the no-go areas? they didn't actually deny they existed. then maybe they should clean them up?
They don't exist. It was just fear-mongering by Fox to stir up the RW hicks.
WTF do you think they will do in the course of the suit if not prove Fox was lying through their teeth?
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Good for Paris. These liars should be sued everyday in the US.
They might not be able to prevail.

Fox isn't a real news organization.
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Provide the language from the lawsuit regarding your statement.
Quote from post #1, "Hidalgo (Mayor of Paris) VOWED to save Paris' HONOR and STRESSED the importance to IMAGE for a top world tourist destination."

That sound to you as if their major concern is a few crummy million or so $ they MIGHT in time collect as a result of a lawsuit?
Don't be silly.
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