Monday, May 07, 2007

Or as the French call it, Sunday

Possibly the funniest/saddest paragraph ever written with a straight face in a AP news story:
"On election night, scattered violence was reported across France. Police reported that 270 people were taken in for questioning and that 367 parked vehicles had been torched. On a typical night in France, about 100 cars are burned."
And of course, like most AP/Reuters stories they got their facts wrong (but sadly not the 100 cars/night stat). So 730 cars set ablaze in one night followed by another 500 or so the next night and no one seems to care.

I know of all the jokes about French military prowess but this is just ridiculous.



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