Friday, November 10, 2006

Noted without Comment

The leader of the Socialist movement in the French legislature thinks that the best way to guarantee freedom of speech is to have the government subsidize failing newspapers:

"The disappearance of Libération would be a black day for the movement of ideas in our country. Helping the press is a task for the state because it is the guarantor of the freedom of expression."

(This is my primitive translation of the French, the original version of which can be found here.)

Libération is a newspaper of the left (the extreme left in American terms, but mainstream in the French context) founded by Jean-Paul Sartre in the late 1940s.

Hat tip: ¡No Pasaran!



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