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(BBC-US)   Former French Prime Minister and his wife are convicted and sentenced to prison over a "fake jobs" scandal that also cost him the country's presidency...that was kicked off by an article in the French equivalent of "The Onion"   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Nicolas Sarkozy, Dominique de Villepin, Le Canard Enchan, Prime Minister of France, Union for a Popular Movement, Prison, presidential election, President of the United States  
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3 days ago  
François Fillon?

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3 days ago  
You mean you can be sent to prison for giving family members fake jobs? Has anyone told Trump?
 
3 days ago  
Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.
 
3 days ago  

FrancoFile: Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.



My French is a little rusty but isn't the magazine's title "The unchained duck"?
 
3 days ago  

Magorn: FrancoFile: Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.


My French is a little rusty but isn't the magazine's title "The unchained duck"?


The chained duck.  (enchaine == in chains)

But "canard" is also slang for newspaper.  Wikipedia has a big dissertation on the name - there are several other slang interpretations of it.
 
2 days ago  
Should have just had an affair - mistresses are cheaper than lawyers.
 
2 days ago  

FrancoFile: Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.


Like Private Eye in the UK. Half is satire, half is serious reporting on politics, business, the media etc. Often stuff that someone has written for a mainstream newspaper but they wouldn't publish it so they give it o Private Eye.
 
2 days ago  
Ha.

The French Court has ruled. For his transgressions, Trump will be subjected to the Pear of Anguish, in his peepee hole, until death.
 
2 days ago  
Wait, so you CAN prosecute former presidents?  Just taking notes.  For a friend.  No reason.
 
2 days ago  

TommyDeuce: Should have just had an affair - mistresses are cheaper than lawyers.


Normally mistresses lead to lawyers, just of a different sort, but it is France so probably not.
 
2 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: You mean you can be sent to prison for giving family members fake jobs? Has anyone told Trump?


yes. the French.

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
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2 days ago  
Or as the French call an onion, body odor.
 
2 days ago  

FrancoFile: Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.


So kind of the same niche that Jon Stewart's Daily Show and Last Week Tonight have filled stateside?
 
2 days ago  

TommyDeuce: Should have just had an affair - mistresses are cheaper than lawyers.


Or you can be like our guy and pay his mistress, then have to pay a lawyer, then have to pay a bunch of more lawyers to cover what that lawyer said and did then hire even more lawyers because she came back and told everybody what you did with her even though she said she wouldn't. You got wonder why this guy keeps bankrupting businesses? It's almost like he's an idiot
 
2 days ago  
Wouldn't the frenxh version be: "Le Onion?"

I'll see myself out
 
2 days ago  
2020 the year a previous leader of a country goes to prison trifecta in play.

Now then, has Trump resigned yet?
 
2 days ago  
Crimes have consequences... Who knew?
 
2 days ago  

yukichigai: FrancoFile: Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.

So kind of the same niche that Jon Stewart's Daily Show and Last Week Tonight have filled stateside?


More detailed.  Actual pound-the-pavement investigative journalism.
 
2 days ago  
sacre' bleu
 
2 days ago  

Death Rocket: Wouldn't the frenxh version be: "Le Onion?"

I'll see myself out


You pleb.

It's

L'onion.
 
2 days ago  

Lord Putin: Death Rocket: Wouldn't the frenxh version be: "Le Onion?"

I'll see myself out

You pleb.

It's

L'onion.


Been 20 yrs since French class...yup.
 
2 days ago  
What fake jobs might look like:

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2 days ago  

Magorn: FrancoFile: Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.


My French is a little rusty but isn't the magazine's title "The unchained duck"?


The "chained duck", actually. "Canard" is slang for "newspaper".

And it's not really a satirical newspaper, more like "investigative news with attitude".
 
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