Adventures in Journalism: J’accuse…!
No surprises here
Reporter Alain Hertoghe’s book accused the French press of not being objective in its coverage of the U.S.-led war in Iraq (news – web sites). His newspaper fired him.
The book, “La Guerre a Outrances” (The War of Outrages), criticizes the French reporting for continually predicting the war would end badly for the U.S.-led coalition.
“Readers can’t understand why the Americans won the war,” Hertoghe said in a telephone interview. “The French press wasn’t neutral.”
Reason has more background on France’s foreign policy misapprehensions.