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TYM Versus Some Really Stupid French Politicians

TYM Versus Some Really Stupid French Politicians

Reveal Date

April 3, 2007

Category

Environment, Human Rights, Poverty

In 2007, we set up a fake TV studio and convinced powerful French politicians they were on right-wing American talk show. Among other things, deputy Patrick Balkany said: “There are no poor people in France. There are people who choose to be homeless – but we feed them, we house them, we wash them….”

 

In another interview, conservative French politician Claude Goasguen expressed hope for the possibilities of profiting off of the industrial challenges of climate change.