CNN, with an accent and great hair

Gareth Cartman liveblogs the launch of France 24, the Gallic competitor to CNN, the BBC, and Al Jazeera, vying for a global crown: “9:06 – Over to the French channel now, and a fabulous wave of hair is reading the news. I mean, wow, this woman has HAIR. Really, you have to see this.” If only we could.

I turned down an invitation from the channel to fly over for the launch to blog it. Now you know the price of integrity — or stupidity.

  • jbm

    Wouldn’t that be “Gallic,” not Gaelic? Unless they’re using Irish newscasters….

  • http://www.downes.ca Stephen Downes

    “I turned down an invitation from the channel to fly over for the launch to blog it.”

    Assuming it was just because of a scheduling conflict ;) my estimation of your credibility just went up.

  • http://www.downes.ca Stephen Downes

    Assuming it wasn’t… *wasn’t* (damn dyslexia…)

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    jbm,
    thanks. i blame last night’s nice bordeaux.

  • Jean Lardon

    I spend 4 months a year in France and am always shocked to return here and see what passes for news on US TV. I cringe every 10 minutes when Anderson Cooper has to say “coming up next”. How can anyone take newscasts seriously? I can only bear to watch them by using the MUTE button.

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