We have long realized that there is no such thing as impartial reporting, certainly in the New York Times, but their version of the events in France at the moment, placing much of the blame on interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy, borders on the ludicrous. Whether the current unrest develops into a true European intifada or simply fizzles out, it has been decades in the making. Sarkozy is just one of many politicians who happens to be there now. Of course, the Times, for its fuddy-duddy ideological reasons, must blame today’s cop for dynamics way beyond the compass of a single human being.
And they ask us to pay extra for their opinion writers? We already get them free on the front page.