The city of Paris confirmed to French Morning that it plans to sue Fox News for its “suggestions that tarnished the image of Paris.”
In a CNN interview with Christine Amanpour, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said that Fox News would have to go to court to answer for its misleading coverage of the city following the terror attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago. The claims that drew the most ire from observers were the now infamous maps showing so-called “no-go” zones in Paris that anyone who is not Muslim, including police, systematically avoids.
Experts doubt that the suit will go anywhere, especially given the Fox News Channel’s repeated apologies over the last week. But suing isn’t the only way to take on Fox (and it’s certainly not the most entertaining). In the grand tradition of fake news, French satirical TV show Le Petit Journal got plenty of mileage out of mocking the channel with its own version of Fox News coverage featuring correspondents “Mike” and “John:”
And though it’s hard to beat those accents, this segment where Le Petit Journal interviews people who actually live in so-called “no-go” zones might be even funnier:
Look out, Jon Stewart — it seems France has its own Daily Show and they’ve been practicing their American accents…