Well, ONE of them furrin countries, anyway…

CNNBRK just couldn’t wait to Tweet out the startling news this morning:

France will not extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. to face child-sex charges. http://on.cnn.com/b9HxzP

Only one problem. The country that decided to set free the famous sleazebag who forced himself sexually on a young girl in this country was Switzerland, not France.

Was France the victim of Anglophone stereotyping here? Did someone at CNN think that only a nation as decadent as France would give a Gallic shrug over the rape/seduction of a 13-year-old?

Or was it just a matter of, “It was one a them furrin places. Say ‘France’; we’re in a hurry here.” Like anybody in this country will notice the difference, right?

3 thoughts on “Well, ONE of them furrin countries, anyway…

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    Well, he is a citizen of France, if I’m not mistaken, and is currently back in residence there–or is he still imprisoned in the Gstaad chalet?


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