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French President's 60 Minutes Interview

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Chee, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    I didn't watch it so I can't fully speak on what transpired, but from the little I heard, he was asked questions about his wife and walked out on the interview.

    I, for one, have always been a fan of BBC "Hardtalk" styled interview where getting to critical issues which effect us are asked. Did 60 Minutes denigrate itself by asking him tabloid styled questions? Please confirm this. If so, where is America's version of "Hardtalk" on the airwaves?
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    The interview was going fine (except he referred to his press secretary as "une imbecile" on camera for the timing of the interview).

    Lesley Stahl pestered him about his wife and divorice and he said, "Thank you" for the interview, got up, took off his mic, shook hands with Stahl and left.

    Idiotic questions.
  3. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    Just like I thought. It's a damn shame 60 Minutes has decided to go down the pop culture "scandal" route of broadcast journalism. It's pathetic actually.
  4. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    "Hardball" was the "Hardtalk" of America. [/Chris Matthews]
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I read a story on Frenchy last month, about the time he walked into a school and pretty much got an armed pyscho to free hostages before giving himself up (can't remember the exact details). He was an unknown for the most part in France, and that episode thrust him into the spotlight. Is it wrong of me to think he staged the entire thing so that he could emerge as a hero-like pol, as a way to thrust into the national spotlight for a future run for le prez? Something about it smelled fishy when I read it.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member



    Yeah, they staged a hostage taking with small children in a supporting role.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Did I say Frenchy? I meant Sarkozy.

    No kids died, and he comes out looking like a hero. Lo and behold, he's president a handful of years later.
  8. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member


    Why does this remind me about an office mate who put together a huge company race for our employees (he was a former 100 meter champion) turning it into his personal photo op when winning the race?

  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    The kids like it tangy and in itty bitty pieces.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Sarkozy LOVES the United States and made no bones about it in the interview.

    He seems the anithesis of many French politicians--outgoing, populist, chummy.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I liked the story until the divorce questions.

    Sarkozy's push to make the French actually work is a good move. I was shocked people would be so up in arms over being asked to work one extra hour per day to reach 40 per week.
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