Friday, December 10, 2004

Challenging the US by invoking it

“'French CNN' to challenge US view of world affairs“, announces the Guardian. The report says that Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the French prime minister, has described their launch of a new channel called CII as “a long-awaited attempt to challenge the dominance of the American view of world current affairs”. The channel is already known in France as “CNN à la Francaise”.

But if they want to challenge the American view, why present themselves as the French CNN? Can their point of view be truly independent, then, if they are positioning themselves in opposition to “the US view”?

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