Watch: Paris Mayor Calls Out FOX News's Islamophobic Lies, Defends Her Lawsuit
In this candid interview, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo took shots at FOX “News” for their Islamophobia and dangerous lies, slamming their claim that there are “no-go zones” for non-muslims in her city as a “a lie at a very, very serious time.”
Mayor Hidalgo spoke to CNN about her city’s pending lawsuit against FOX News for its coverage of this imaginary “no-go zones” in the wake of a terror attack by Islamic extremists earlier this year in Paris. FOX eventually backtracked on this statement, but not after defending it for weeks — even when the network knew full-well that it was a lie.
“What Fox News did was to lie,” Hidalgo said, according to CNN. “It wasn’t opinion or legitimate criticism. We are in a democracy, so real criticism is normal. But it was a lie at a very, very serious time. And some like Fox stigmatized a portion of the population and they wanted to show something that doesn’t exist.”
She also said that “We are in a world that can very dangerously tip over, as we’ve seen, and we should not accept this type of talk that only adds difficulty.”
She said she was still angry about FOX’s reckless reporting and that “it has economic consequences because some in the United States suddenly become afraid of Paris.”