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Fox News Responds to Paris Mayor’s Lawsuit Threat

Earlier today, we reported that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to sue Fox News for its erroneous reports claiming that France and other European nations have Muslim-exclusive “no-go zones” dominated by Sharia law.

Last week Fox News issued a formal apology via anchor Julie Banderas, but that apparently wasn’t enough to stem French anger and mockery.

“When we’re insulted, and when we’ve had an image, then I think we’ll have to sue, I think we’ll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed,” Mayor Hidalgo told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour of her lawsuit plans.

Late Tuesday afternoon Fox News EVP Michael Clemente issued an understated response to the mayor:

We empathize with the citizens of France as they go through a healing process and return to everyday life. However, we find the Mayor’s comments regarding a lawsuit misplaced.

Terse but effective way of saying “this is ridiculous.”

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