Tuesday, January 20, 2015
French TV Show Satirizes Fox News
Fox News provides ample opportunities for The Daily Show in the US to satirize Fox New. A French TV show, which ordinarily draws its material from France, did a good imitation of The Daily Show in Paris. It made fun of a Fox News report which promoted one of the popular themes that it feeds to to a segment of its audience. Fox reported that there were regions in England and in France controlled by Muslims which only Muslims dared to enter. Since 9/11 Fox has been conducting its own crusade against Islam. This supports US military intervention in the Mid-East and it appeals to those in its audience who believe that President Obama is a Muslim from Kenya who wants to establish sharia law in the US. (Yes they exist in America.) The French TV show may start a trend in Europe. Fox News, which is essentially a propaganda operation that promotes its owner's economic and political interests, is a fertile source of satire.
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