Stupid things we hear on French media. What should we do?
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09-22-2008, 11:13 AM
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However my question is different. Since we know this is just the beginnning, is there an official recommended attitude towards reporting/discussing idiotic content like this on the HF forum?
The mods can speak to the official part. As to the recommended attitude, I would recommend not discussing it. Or, failing that (as it's sometimes hard to ignore for sure), at least do not discuss it whilst making any mention of the hot-button word combination "french media" (or "francophone media", etc). I think we all have our opinions about which specific media members are more susceptible to idiocy/sensationalism than others. But it's probably best not to generalize and if we want to discuss any item of idiocy/sensationalism (and we usually do), then it's best to name the mediot in question specifically, and tackle his failings individually, rather than to go with the generalizations.
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