Viva La France?

On his radio show today, Dennis Prager said: “Tone is very important. The thing that I am told the most by people who listen to this show is the tone. Just not yelling at people was a major advantage of this program.”

Dennis interviews Philippe Karsenty, vice mayor of the city of Neuilly, France and documentary film-maker.

Karsenty says: “France was a communist country that used to work. Now it is a communist country that doesn’t work any more.”

According to a poll, most French youth want to work for the government bureaucracy.

“When people in the USSR used to watch the news on TV, they knew it was lies. When people in France watch the news, they think it is real news. That’s insane. The devastating effect on the people is that you are brainwashing them.”

Dennis: “If there were an equivalent in France to talk radio in America, promoting conservative entrepreneurial private enterprise liberty values?”

Karsenty: “We can not translate these words in French. One hundred percent of the French media is owned or controlled by the state. All the French newspapers receive subsidies from the state. There is no Dennis Prager in France.”

Dennis: “The greatest unknown story in our lifetime is the lack of diversity in the media in the Western world.”

Karsenty: “The minute I land in America, I just feel the freedom. I feel like everything is possible. The second I land in Paris, I feel that everything is small and state controlled and you better not say the wrong thing.”

Dennis: “[In Europe] I don’t breathe as freely.”

Karsenty: “There’s something on your shoulders.”


Thursday, November 18, 2010 Radio Show
H1: Upper Class Twit of the Year
Prager H1: Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia wishes the federal government would just make Fox News and MSNBC go away. He doesn’t like them… Dennis talks to Aaron Master, Director of User Experience at SoundHound, Dennis’s favorite cell phone app…

Thursday, November 18, 2010 Radio Show
H2: Byzantine
Prager H2: It’s time to simplify our Byzantine tax code… Dennis talks to Philippe Karsenty, vice mayor of the city of Neuilly, France and documentary film-maker. Karsenty bemoans the lack of freedom of the press in Europe… Dennis also talks to Peter Wehner, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His new book is City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era.

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