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Bottom stories from the bottom, part 3, final

Truth be told, with regard to France and 9/11 as a whole, Marion Cotillard is not an anomaly.

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This is the third and final part of a 3 posts series of news most of the world shouldn't really care about: a few things French that just happened to happen around about now.

Finally, in the least surprising bottom stories of all, some Californians down there in LaLa-Land offered a golden award improbably named Oscar to some French turd, and woke up realizing that all they would get in return was a spit in the face, as the horrible little cunt1 is exposed indulging in what will enter History as the most absurd and retarded — yet extremely common in France — kind of anti-Americanism, that of the Conspiracy Community known as "truthers".

As noted by the essential Tim Blair, that nuisance is French, actress, daughter of a mime and a former spokeswoman for Greenpeace, so what can you expect from people like that — And others from the same pit, like French actress Juliette Binoche — when even Sarkozy's top government members can be brought to voice the same views when publicly pressed to by any nobody from the truther community?

More interesting is this online poll, conducted by the French news channel TF1/LCI on the subject of yet another French celebrity accusing the US Administration of murdering its citizen for ominous and vaguely defined reasons. The results are on a dynamic page that can't be linked to directly, but here's a screenshot, as of this morning:

When asked "Are you shocked by the claims of Marion Cotillard on September 11", 56.1% of the 1264 respondents answer "No".

Bear in mind, ladies and gentlemen that TF1/LCI is a mainstream, right of center national news outlet, not some kind of insane anti-American and anti-Semite far-Right or Left online cesspool — its readership, in all likelihood and majority, is made of your average Sarkozy voting French.

When asked if they'd be shocked by Cotillard's claims, the (roughly) other half of the French political spectrum would also answer "No", while deploring that the poll doesn't allow them to add "I actually think she didn't go far enough".

Anyway, being French the broad quickly surrendered (in English here, and pretty much the same thing reported in French here) and had her lawyer declare that she "never intended to contest nor question the attacks of September 11, 2001" — which only means that she doesn't contest the attacks actually happened, the "true nature" of the attackers notwithstanding — and "regret the way old remarks have been taken out of context."

We are talking about such statements as:
"I think we're lied to about a number of things: Coluche, [some dead French slapstick comic, who once ran for the presidential elections (all right, don't get me started here…) -- Ed], and September 11" (…) "I tend to favor the conspiracy theories" (...) "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes, are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours.

It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [New York], in a few minutes [It was quite a bit more than a few minutes, moron -- Ed], the whole thing collapsed."
"c'était un gouffre à thunes parce qu'elles ont été terminées, il me semble, en 73, et pour recâbler tout ça, pour mettre à l'heure de toute la technologie, c'était beaucoup plus cher de faire des travaux et caetera que de les détruire". (they were a money sucker because they were achieved in 73, I think, and to rewire all that, and bring all the technology up to date, it would have cost a lot more to do it et caetera (sic) than to to destroy them.)
Or even the tired old Man on the Moon Conspiracy
"Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure."
I say let the American public decide how these could have been taken "out of context", what said context could possibly have been, and if it matters in any way.

And since, apparently, this former Greenpeace activist and Champaign Socialist u-turned when she realized that her big empty head and the big noisy hole in it would cut in her way towards a substantial filthy Capitalist profit in prospective millions of Imperialist US Entertainment Industry dollars2, I hope the American public will keep his hard-earned money and make sure she suffers a fate worse than the Dixie Chicks.

Unsurprisingly, the big worry on the French state radio France-Info this morning wasn't Cotillard's outrageous views, that in any decent society would buy her a rapid ticket to opprobrium and oblivion, but that her Hollywood career might now be in jeopardy.

You may think, in the light of that comment, that France-Info cares about Cotillard's American career, but that's because you're not used to the memes of French anti-Americanism: the point that is being made here, the secret handshake that will be recognized and acknowledged by the rest of the herd is that l'Amérique is a totalitarian society that practices la pensée unique (French for "single thought") in which if you speak against le consensus — and, what's more, speak "the truth" against them NeoCons — then you will be unfairly blacklisted and mistreated by all those American automatons under the control of the Evil Bush. And possibly deported to Gitmo.

This just in

On the right side of the Atlantic, Jules Crittended nails another one up the dork's ass, from the Boston Herald's News & Opinions taking from the Times of London that:
Cotillard will not apologize.
Fair enough, freedom of speech, thoughts and all that.

Liberty, however, being Freedom plus Responsibility let Marion learn her lesson straight from the American public.

There. That's enough French news for today. Profuse apologies to my readers for the affliction; I promise far more interesting entries in the near future, like "All about earthworms and other vermicomposting news - an exclusive report from the dissident frogman's desk", a fascinating Post-Modern essay "On the Proper Shelving of Socks" by the dissident frogman with lots of Philosophy in it, and the dissident frogman's sweet and sour roller coaster of a novel about a long awaited prospective son, "Waiting For American Remington Frogman"3.
  1. Yep, I am totally aware of how insulting this word is to a woman.
  2. I am a bit puzzled by the Telegraph's characterization of Hollywood as a "notoriously patriotic film industry" though. I mean, 50 years ago, maybe, but nowadays?
  3. And if you don't understand where this one comes from, clearly you have not been reading all the footnotes in this last series of 3 posts. Well, that hurts, you know. A lot.



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3274 - TooTall

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Her wisdom in re the twin towers:

[quote](they were a money sucker because they were achieved in 73, I think, and to rewire all that, and bring all the technology up to date, it would have cost a lot more to do it et caetera (sic) than to to destroy them.)

And how old is the Eifel Tower? Good thing the French are more civilized than we are.

Cette femme est un idiot.

3279 - gillfish

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I think you ought to encourage right-wingers to get together and have kids, not just to out-number the lefties, but because the world needs less girls called Ocean, and more called Gasoline.

3280 - Peregrine John

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1. The Telegraph has NOT been paying any attention at all for at least 5 years. Even the Oscars host poked fun at how out of touch Hollywood is with such matters.

2. Truthers are entirely too common around here, too. But then, this being the aforementioned La La Land, that's probably not much of a surprise.

3289 - Lady Cincinnatus

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  • Lady Cincinnatus Ohio & Kentucky

American Remington Frogman for President 2058!!!

Hey we've already had a Newt and a Mitt, so I think A. Remington would go far :)

btw, I promise not to post this twice. Ooops.

3298 - Iwo Gina

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She is a true representative of her peers - there are only a handful of actors/actresses that still have a tenuous hold on reality, but alas most of them are quite elderly now. The majority are space cadets like this bimbo. (am I being too harsh? . . . (meow))

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3301 - bonmotdot

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Sir, I would never have known about this if not for you. You see, that little gold statue has become a symbol of the Hollywood's foulest droppings. In the last decade, the movies awarded are the ones I now know will make me leave the theater. So "Academy-Award-Winning" is shorthand for "horrible hollywood slop." Which means the actual ceremony isn't even worth watching. Many other Americans have tuned out also. Their tedious clap-fest has gone down in the ratings. So I appreciate you telling us what happened. I was doing better things. Like cleaning out my catbox and restacking the soup cans in my kitchen pantry.

3336 - johnnyonline

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when confronted with opinion from outer space - there is very little chance of changing someone's mind (in private or in public) - besides no one can hear you in space. however, when actors say silly or disagreeable things you can vote with your feet and that is how i will express my disagreement with her duplicitous opinion - i will not be going to see any movie ms.cottilard is involved with any time soon. apparently her next film is entitled "public enemies."