22 Gennaio 2015
di Gianbattista Tagliani @gian2910
One of today's top news is that Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo is about to sue Fox News.
The American network, covering Paris terrorist attacks, while citing urban areas inhabited mainly by immigrants in a precarious economic condition, used terms as the "no-go" zone.
"When we're insulted, and when we've had an image, then I think we'll have to sue, I think we'll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed. The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced." is what the mayor said to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
If what Mayor Hidalgo announced will actually be pursued wouldn't it be a paradox?
Right after peace was restored, as a result of such an intense emotional shock, most of Europeans felt the urge to shout their belief in an untouchable freedom of speech. Whatever Charlie Hebdo might have published is nothing but freedom of expression.
So why should a comic be unaccountable while a broadcast shouldn't?
Would the suspect that mayor Hidalgo might have been inspired by the "Papal punch", be considered malicious?