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Subsidies have defanged the French media

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It’s not surprising that much mainstream French journalism is complacent, incurious and stenographic. The elite French media is lavishly subsidised and the torrent of handouts makes tenuous any claim that mainstream French journalism is independent.

The most compromised are the broadcasters. Indeed there’s little pretence that they offer more than token auditing of the government. Three

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Jonathan Miller
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Jonathan Miller, who lives near Montpellier, is the author of ‘France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ (Gibson Square). His Twitter handle is: @lefoudubaron

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