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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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1696 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Jun 2020 at 5:01 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-29 2:22:14 PM  
11 votes:
Le Canard Enchaîné is more than just satire.  They've always done actual muckraking journalism too, for more than 100 years.
 
2020-06-29 1:00:51 PM  
10 votes:
You mean you can be sent to prison for giving family members fake jobs? Has anyone told Trump?
 
2020-06-29 2:31:22 PM  
6 votes:

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.
 
2020-06-29 5:01:27 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2020-06-29 5:23:21 PM  
2 votes:

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?
 
2020-06-29 5:07:57 PM  
2 votes:
Wait, so you CAN prosecute former presidents?  Just taking notes.  For a friend.  No reason.
 
2020-06-29 2:44:39 PM  
1 vote:
Should have just had an affair - mistresses are cheaper than lawyers.
 
2020-06-29 2:29:10 PM  
1 vote:

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"?
 
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