David E. Sanger and John Markoff write in the NY Times: WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last…
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Vive la France! Wait, what? David Case writes on globalpost:
Here’s a story that illustrates the chasm between how France and America handle men, women and rape.
The French elite are outraged over what they see as American vulgarities surrounding the treatment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief and putative 2012 presidential frontrunner, accused of raping a 32-year-old Sofitel chambermaid in Manhattan last weekend.
Among the “barbaric” American practices under critique by Parisians: showing photos of the accused in handcuffs; marching him through a scrum of photographers on the way to court; and pillorying him tabloid style — the NY Post called him “a horny toad,” for example. As GlobalPost has reported, French law restricts some media coverage of alleged perpetrators prior to conviction, including publication of images showing the accused in handcuffs, to preserve the dignity of the innocent.
Tyler Durden writes on Zero Hedge: There is a new threat to the international monetary system which means Europe May 2010 redux is imminent. US taxpayers: our condolences. Back in April 2010,…