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How Journalists Used Dominique Strauss-Kahn And Nafissatou Diallo For Their Own Agendas

by | 30th, August 2011

DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn will not face trial for the alleged rape of a New York hotel maid named Nafissatou Diallo. Her own side decided that their case was lacking. Having endured imprisonment, albeit in a swanky luxury home jail with all mod cons, DSK was subjected to a barrage of comment from the media that took a delight in condemning him before any trial. Let it not go unsaid that the New York justice system plays no part in this, making him to the perp walk before the snapping cameras.

The New York Post branded DSK “Le Perv” – and yep, that is the same New York Post owned by Rupert Murdoch whose empire includes Sky TV, the biggest broadcasters of TV porn in the UK. Maybe pervert is a compliment? The same paper punned “Frog Legs It”. DSK never did do a runner, but never let the facts get in the way of a good racial pun.

But this is not about the criminal case. This is about how DSK and one woman’s complaint of rape was turned into a cause to hit…

Rich Men:

“Rape is painful, demeaning and destructive. Why is this so difficult for some people – including some influential men – to understand?” – Joanna Bourke

Men:

Caroline De Haas, head of the group Osez Le Feminisme, was deeply concerned at the debate’s tone. “One comment was Strauss-Kahn didn’t have the ‘profile of a rapist’. There is no such thing,” she said; rape took place throughout society and every social class. – Guardian

France:

SUZANNE MOORE: The trashing of the chambermaid… so much for France as a beacon of civility – Mail

French Sex:

The French media and French justice systems have an extravagant definition of the extents of “privacy” for public figures. Consensual extramarital affairs are one thing. Sexual harassment, bordering on assault is another – John Lichfield

French men again:

Caroline de Haas, head of the group Osez le Feminisme, said: “The DSK affair showed that women were fed up with inequalities and machismo of French society.” – Guardian

When did it stop being about two people..?



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