Skip to comments.French Not Appeasing Fast Enough to Suit NBC's Jim Maceda
Posted on 11/09/2005 5:31:04 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein November 9, 2005 - 09:11.
If there's one area in which the French take a back seat to no one, it's in the realm of surrender and appeasement. We have seen history repeat itself today as French Prime Minister de Villepin announced a series of new and expanded welfare programs to reward the Muslim rioters who have set fire to 300 French cities.
But those heroic Gallic efforts to appease Muslim insurgents aren't coming fast enough to please NBC reporter Jim Maceda.
In a segment airing on this morning's Today show, Maceda, reporting from Paris, proclaimed that the French government is "getting the message" of the disaffected "French youths." But appeasement is simply taking too long for Maceda's taste, as he observed:
"The French government promises a hands-on plan [read: more welfare] for the immigrant areas but that could take years, so even if peace does return to these streets few believe it's going to stick."
Darn it, Jacques and Dominique, you're just going to have to find a way to surrender faster if you expect the MSM to applaud you!
Today Show/NewsBusters/French Surrender Monkey ping.
Wow. The American MSM are even bigger losers than the French!
Dumb as a fence post.
In other news, Jim Maceda came up with a new arrangement of deck chairs for the Titanic, creating open lanes for better viewing of ice bergs and life boats.
If you haven't yet seen Tony Blankley's piece in the Wash Times, I highly recommend it. He has this problem absolutely nailed. It is very disturbing.
Mark, put me on your ping list. Thanks.
The riots must cease... but no violence should ever be used, or even contemplated for this to happen. There is ALWAYS a peaceful way to assuage an aggressor... tribute first, then appeasement... then of course, surrender.
Bingo! Mr. Blankley saw this coming over a year ago- his foresight is eerie.
With pleasure. Thanks for your interest, and welcome to the list!
Where's Madame Defarge and the guillotine when you need them? As far as I'm concerned, they can can round up every single "disaffected yoot", scourge them on the street, then behead them.
I have a few fence posts on my property, and I'll have you know that, unlike Mr. Villepin, they do a good job and are quite useful. They don't travel as much, but by golly, they don't bend when you push on them.
Consider your next epithet carefully.
good post tomguy, what a magnificent change in tactics if this is true. riots are endemic, yet al queda has possibly found a way around the label of terrorism. as i have said before, in a strange way, i must congratulate such formidable foes. i wish we could hire some of their theoroticians and make them work for our side, they seem so much more able to think out of the box than us.
What people here fail to realize is that we are far more generous and welcoming than any of the Europeans. Immigrants (legal ones) have always been desired as employees. There is little resentment among Americans (except for illegal immigrants) because we generally appreciate hard work and good service. Things are different in Europe. There are far more racists there who hate immigrants, even those from other European countries. Hard work is not appreciated because many Europeans believe that it "takes" work away from other people. Europeans do not integrate and assimilate. There are Italian areas in Swiss town as one example, completely segregated, not bothering to learn German or French in the German and French speaking areas. Finally, jobs are given to immigrants by the government at the real expense of the natives. There is much resentment and even hatred that does not exist here.
In short, don't be fooled by the socialist/multiculturalist lip service by the European politicians. The Muslims in France are not.
You are quite welcome. Blankley has been very prescient on this issue.
Last night's NBC News suggested that France should use affirmative action to help the poor youths get jobs. I almost hurled.
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