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they will be left in an awkward corner if the rest of the 17-nation euro bloc backs the golden rule plan.

An unlikely situation, and a not necessarily awkward corner (the thing is to keep on the move). Aubry hits the right spot by pointing at the conservatives as the deficit-raisers, who have no right to hand out lessons about "responsibility". But this needs soundbite-plugging again and again, and of course, as usual, the MSM in France are there to serve Fillon in his severe daddy/schoolteacher/serious man in a suit role. Plus ça change...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Aug 21st, 2011 at 05:37:23 AM EST
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'left in an awkward corner', that's the "compliant media" to you, the Reuters version in that case. The "tax-and-spend", "irresponsible" and finally "awkward" left narrative is in full swing now, opposed to the "SeriousTM", "reasonable" right behind which we should all unite.

As much as Aubry's op-ed last weekend didn't get any play, the Green party summer convention is gathering some media interest and it's a good thing that Cécile Duflot and Eva Joly (along with Daniel Cohn-Bendit) are getting some air time deconstructing this propaganda.

by Bernard on Sun Aug 21st, 2011 at 06:47:24 AM EST
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