Feb 11, 2015
By Michael Kramer
The city council of Paris has authorized Mayor Anne Hidalgo to sue U.S. broadcaster Fox News – for reporting there were “no-go zones” in the French capital – where non-Muslims and police were afraid to go into.
Paris will sue for defamation regarding the negative comments on Fox News – and a map it broadcast with eight so-called “off-limits” areas circled in red. The Fox broadcast came when Paris was on high alert – after the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks.
Fox also described the English city of Birmingham as “totally Muslim.”
The broadcaster later apologized.
Mayor Hidalgo vowed to “save Paris’ honour,” and stressed the importance of a good image – for one of the world’s top tourist destinations.