As I’ve explained before, the Muggeridge’s Law category on the site is so named because Malcolm Muggeridge first postulated that there is no way that a satirist can compete with real life for its pure absurdity.
Echoing Jimmy Carter, “President Jacques Chirac said yesterday that more than two weeks of violence in the poor suburbs of France is the sign of a ‘profound malaise’ and ordered measures to reach out to the angry rioters”, AP reports.
He who uses the M-word deserves to be in the same company with the man it’s most associated with. And like Carter, Chirac has just indicated that there’s no way he can control the rioters.
But then, that’s not news at this point.