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Listen to Sarkozy make a fool of himself online

by zoe Tue May 8th, 2007 at 09:45:32 AM EST

Canadian radio dj's managed to trap Nicolas Sarkozy in a practical joke on Sunday just a few minutes after his election, according to the Canadian newspaper, La Presse, by pretending to be Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  


(in French)

You can listen to the conversation online this evening between 21:30 and 24:00 Central European Time) at the following URL:


and then click on "Radio en Direct"



Mirror image of this other one:
BBC: Spain summons Vatican over hoax (22 December 2005)
Spain has summoned its Vatican envoy over a hoax call by a Catholic radio station to Evo Morales, who is expected to become Bolivia's new leader.

A journalist posing as Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero called Mr Morales to congratulate him on "joining the Cuban-Venezuelan axis".

Bolivia and Spain demanded an apology from the Spanish Church-owned station Cope, which broadcast the hoax call.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 8th, 2007 at 09:51:13 AM EST
I wonder if I could have the grace to laugh at myself in this type of situation.  I hope so, but I then I know that I don't have the personality to run for higher office.
by zoe on Tue May 8th, 2007 at 09:55:14 AM EST
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In their taped conversation, obtained by AFP, one of the callers pretended to be Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and asked Sarkozy, "How's it going?"
"I'm well and everything seems to have gone pretty well (with the vote)," Sarkozy replies.

"You're very kind," he adds when congratulated for the win. "You know that I'm a big fan of Canada and our bilateral relations are excellent."

The prankster apologizes for his poor French skills, which he claims to have picked up at a Montreal language school.

They invite Sarkozy to visit Canada to eat poutine, a popular Quebec dish of fries, cheese curds and gravy. The president elect accepts.

"Since you are a rightist, and I am a conservative and (US) President George W. Bush is too, I would like to invite him to dine with us too," the prankster says, adding: "I've always dreamed of hosting a dinner of fools."

At this point, the line goes dead.


by zoe on Tue May 8th, 2007 at 05:25:29 PM EST

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