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Latest update : 2012-10-03

Hollande and the "Karcher moment" that wasn't

Last night's later edition of Media Watch: François Hollande is accused of copying Nicolas Sarkozy when he infamously reassured a distraught suburban resident that he'd clear her neigbourhood of trouble-making "scum". Hollande was visiting the Paris suburb of Echirolles after a fatal double shooting when a resident asked for his reaction. Was this an attempt to use Sarkozy-style communications or not?

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